Satellite Imagery for Humanitarian Purposes

October 14, 2014 |

Sentinel Project partners with Colorado-based non-profit Space United, allows supporters to directly contribute to ‘humanitarian aerospace’ goals. The public perception of satellite imagery often conjures up visions of high-tech military hardware or the cloak and dagger world of espionage and international intrigue.  But satellite imagery is a burgeoning field whose increasing economic accessibility offers unique…

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Summary: recent violations of #BahaiRights in #Iran

February 27, 2011 |

Recent weeks have seen a large number of incidents targeting Iranian Baha’is: February 12 Two female Baha’i leaders transferred to harsher prison conditions The Baha’i World News Service carried a press release from the Baha’i International Community reporting that Fariba Kamalabadi and Mahvash Sabet, the two female members of the seven Baha’i leaders imprisoned in…

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Summary: recent violations of #BahaiRights in #Iran

February 7, 2011 |

In recent weeks, Iranian Baha’is have continued to be targeted in several ways: January 18 One arrest in Sari HRANA reports that upon being summoned to the local Ministry of Information office, Sari resident Fayzullah Rowshan was arrested and kept out of contact after being transferred to an unknown location. Persian2English later provided an update…

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Summary: recent violations of #BahaiRights in #Iran

January 21, 2011 |

Three recent events highlight the ongoing actions against Baha’is in Iran: January 14 Raid on “Achilan Doors”: Four Arrests HRANA (English translation available here) reports that security agents raided Achilan Doors, a manufacturing company based in Mashhad, arresting a company director and three employees. Computers and documents were also taken during a search of the…

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More details on recent anti-Baha’i arson in Rafsanjan, #Iran (#BahaiRights)

January 4, 2011 |

New reports from two Iranian human rights organizations have become available through the Sen’s Daily blog and shed light on the recent series of arson attacks against Baha’i businesses in the city of Rafsanjan, Iran. The Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) reports that a threatening letter was left in the ruins of a burned-out…

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Muslim Network for #BahaiRights: Wave of Arson Attacks against Baha’i Businesses in Rafsanjan, #Iran

January 3, 2011 |

The Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights has reported a series of arson attacks against Baha’i-owned businesses over the last two months. These attacks appear to be part of a deliberate and organized effort. A local prayer leader is quoted as saying “What right do these Bahais have to complain? They are not even entitled to…

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Summary: recent violations of #BahaiRights in #Iran

December 30, 2010 |

A couple reports of recent anti-Baha’i events in Iran became available over the past week. Here is a brief summary: December 23 Two Baha’i students expelled in Tabriz A blog provides a translation of a Persian-language report that two Baha’i students have been expelled from Sahand University without cause. This is part of a well-established…

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Baha'i farmland in Ivel village seized for the Supreme Leader of #Iran #BahaiRights

December 15, 2010 |

Iran Press Watch reports a story from the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) about the seizure of agricultural land belonging to Baha’is in Ivel, Mazandaran Province. This land has, at the instigation of some local community members, been donated to the office of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Baha’is of Ivel already…

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Baha’i International Community sends letter to the head of the Judiciary in #Iran #BahaiRights

December 13, 2010 |

The Baha’i International Community sent a letter last week to Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq Larijani, the head of the Iranian Judiciary, highlighting anti-Baha’i persecution. The letter requests that “the Baha’is in that country be granted their full rights of citizenship, in order that they may be able to fulfill their heartfelt aspiration to contribute, alongside their…

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Punishing Stars: ICHRI report on educational discrimination in #Iran, including violations of #BahaiRights

December 7, 2010 |

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) has released a report outlining the campaign of discrimination against certain students initiated under the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Punishing Stars: Systematic Discrimination and Exclusion in Iranian Higher Education” explains how Iranian authorities monitor students and rate them on their supposed threat to the regime according…

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