June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
The Last Time I Saw My Father is a video made as a part of the “Not Another Year” campaign, aimed to raise awareness of the nine year anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the seven Baha’i leaders in Iran.
The video is based on a recent interview with Na’eem Tavakoli who talks about his father Behrouz Tavakoli, one of the seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders. Behrouz Tavakoli and other Baha’is are currently being held in Iranian prisons for nothing more than being a Baha’i. Mr. Tavakoli and six other Baha’i leaders have been in prison for the last 9 years.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.