Angels Of Iran: The Baha’is in Iran
“The world needs to know about the plight of the Baha’is of Iran” are the stirring words spoken by Iraj Kamalabadi at the opening of this powerful short film. His sister, Fariba Kamalabadi, is serving a 20-year prison sentence.
The second video in the Angels of Iran series, “Faith and Sacrifice” weaves together accounts of nine family members of Baha’is who have faced imprisonment, torture and execution under Iran’s present government and features commentary by Glenford Mitchell, retired member of the world governing council of the Baha’i Faith who was deeply involved, at the highest levels, in the early days of the defense of the Iranian Baha’is.
Referring to the systematic attempt by the Islamic Republic of Iran to destroy the Iranian Baha’i community, Kimia Kline, whose grandfather, Fat’u’llah Ferdowsi, was executed in 1982 says, “The Iranian government wants these lives erased, their memories erased. But, when you sacrifice something as irreplaceable as your life … that is inherently unforgettable.”
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran joins Amnesty International, United4Iran, Education Under Fire, The Boroumand Foundation, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, the Baha’i national communities of the United States and Canada, and other organizations in supporting these new Angels of Iran videos and the DRIVE TO 25 initiative calling for action to end the violations of human rights in Iran.