The Situation in Iran and Yemen

The Office of Public Affairs represents the Bahá'í community of India in communications with the government and civil society concerning the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran, Yemen, and other countries.

Recent Iran Report: Displacement and Expulsion of the Baha'is of Ivel and the Demolition, Flattening and Confiscation of their Properties

The Baha’is of Ivel village in Mazandaran in the north of Iran have been facing systematic state-sponsored persecution since 1983. In 2010 Bahá’í homes in the village of Ivel were subject to arson and demolition repeated grievances and complaints by the Bahá’ís at local and national levels, through government officials, religious clerics and others. There have been Baha’is in this village for more than a century and a half.

In late 2020, two Iranian courts issued orders that declared ownership of lands by 27 Baha’is in the village of Ivel to be illegal. The court documents indicate that the confiscation of their land is due to their religious beliefs.


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