The Iranian citizens in “Your Voice” talk about the discrimination against religious minorities that they have witnessed. They provide short stories about the suffering of millions, who have become “simple incidents” in Iran.
Alireza, a resident of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said (video is in Persian) in 1983 that he was an accountant at a hospital when, one day, he was surprised to see a veteran nurse come to his office to settle accounts after her resignation. In the following days, other experienced nurses resigned one by one. Alireza’s patience ran out, and he asked one of the nurses why she was resigning. The nurse cried and said: “You do not know? All of the Baha’i nurses were fired.”
Alireza was stunned. A few days later, Alireza, a political activist, was forced to flee Iran.
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Baha’is have been the focus of a systematic, state-sponsored persecution.
The United Nations, Amnesty International, the European Union,have stated that the members of the Bahá’í community in Iran have been subjected to unwarranted arrests, false imprisonment, beatings, torture, unjustified executions, confiscation and destruction of property owned by individuals and the Bahá’í community, denial of employment, denial of government benefits, denial of civil rights and liberties, and denial of access to higher education.
This film is sent to MvoicesIran by Sahand Sahebdivani, writer, storyteller and musician from Amsterdam,Netherlands.
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