ABC Radio Interview about Baha’i on Death Row in Yemen

A member of the Baha’i community in Yemen, Mr. Hamed Bin Haydara, is on death row in war-torn Yemen. Fran Kelly of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) interviews the spokeswoman for the Baha’i International Community, Dr. Natalie Mobini, about Hamed Bin Haydara, who has family in Australia, and who is being held by the rebel-controlled Houthi government in northern Yemen. The Houthis have accused him of espionage and attempting to convert Muslims.

This report was published on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 on the ABC’s ‘Religion and Ethics with Andrew West’ podcast.

You can find out more about Hamed Bin Haydara and the situation of the Baha’is in Yemen from this report by the Baha’i International Community: Houthi accusations against Yemeni Baha’i appealing death sentence raise concerns for whole community

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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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