Iran verweigert Bahai-Anhängern den Universitätszugang

iran_bahai„Every year for the past 34 years, Iran’s Education Evaluation Organization has refused young members of Iran’s Baha’i minority admittance to Iran’s institutions of higher education. For at least the past 20 years, the organization’s excuse has been that applicants have filed an „incomplete dossier.“ This year, it is clear that at least 129 of those rejected after successfully passing the National Iranian University Entrance Exam were Baha’is.

The education ban against Baha’is – who are Iran’s largest religious minority – began soon after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Right after the revolution, authorities shut down Iran’s universities. They did not reopen until December 18, 1982. During this period, which authorities called the ‚Cultural Revolution,‘ the new Islamist government set about ‚purging‘ all Baha’is from future involvement in education.“

(Kian Sabeti: „129 Baha’is Deprived of Higher Education“)

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