Tuesday , 14 July 2020

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An open letter to US secretary of State to put pressure on the Iranian regime to stop the violation of the rights of the religious and ethnic minorities in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a open letter various human right organisations, religious groups, and civil liberties groups asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  to “Call on the Iranian government to release all religious prisoners of conscience and to reach out to U.S. allies to express their concern making it clear that detaining such innocent individuals during a pandemic demonstrates a …

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USCRIF welcomes US sanctions on Iranian entities responsible for egregious religious freedom violations.

Shabtab- USCRIF in a tweet yesterday condemned the Iranian governments treatment of various religious minorities, like Gonabadi Sufis, Christian convert and prisoners of conscience . In this message it also mentioned the Great Tehran Penitentiary where Christian convert Majidreza Kushani is detained on spurious charges and Qarchak prison where several women Gonbadi Sufis are held, and the Christian convert Mary …

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Imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes Violently Relocated Within Tehran Penitentiary

Iran-HRM Prison guards at the Greater Tehran Penitentiary violently transferred four imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes to another ward on May 2, endangering their lives amid the coronavirus.Prison guards have transferred four members of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority, Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, Kianoush Abbaszadeh, Abbas Dehghan and Mostafa Abdi to a hall in Ward 5, placing them beside common criminals.The transfer of the four Gonabadi Dervishes is …

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The annual celebration of international Sufi day

ShabtabtNews – For the past eleven years  the 22nd February (3rd of Esfand in the Iranian calendar) has been celebrated as the international Sufi day . This year the international Sufi day was celebrated by the soveida ensemble through holding a special concert in the heart of London in the honour of this day . In this concert the soveida …

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Three Dervish Women Released From Iran Prison After Two Years In Jail

radiofarda – After nearly two years behind bars, three Sufi women were released from Iran’s notorious Evin prison on Saturday, February 8. The three women belong to the Gonabadi dervish’s sect, whose leader was persecuted, and his followers protested his house arrest in 2018. The Islamic Republic intelligence agents and security forces detained more than seventy female dervishes on February …

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US Ambassador states he is monitoring the treatment of Gonabadi Sufis after on the passing of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh

Shabtannews -– Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , stated in a Twitter message that he is watching the the treatment of Gonabadi Sufi’s by the Iranian regime, after the recent passing of the Sufi’s spiritual leader, Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh. Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by USAdarFarsi

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US Ambassador expresses condolences on the passing of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh and concerns in regard to the plight of Sufis in Iran

Shabtabnews – Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , yesterday expressed in a formal letter his condolences on the passing of the Gonabadi Sufi’s spiritual leader, Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh and the plight of the Sufis in Iran. In the latter he stated “Nobody should suffer abuse because of their faith. Dr Tabandeh’s steadfast advocacy …

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Induced Death of the leader of the largest Sufi Order in Iran

Shabtabnews – Dr. Noor Ali Tabandeh, also known by his spiritual title ‘Majzoub Ali Shah’ the spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi Order in Iran, passed away on 24th December 2019 in Mehr Hospital of Tehran, following almost 2 years of being held under house arrest. Dr. Tabandeh was held under inhumane conditions, with severe mental and physical cruelty inflicted upon …

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US Ambassador expresses concern on the health and state of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh and Plight of Sufi Prisoners

Shabtabnews – Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , yesterday expressed his grave concerns in regards to the health and condition of the Gonabadi Sufi’s spiritual leader, Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh and hundreds of Sufi prisoners held in Iranian jails purely because of their faith. Concerned for health of #Gonabadi #Sufi leader Dr. Noor Ali …

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