“I Won’t Back Down” … for the Baha’is in Iran

In 2008, seven Baha’i leaders in Iran — known as the Yaran — were imprisoned on false charges with a 20-year sentence. On the fifth anniversary of their imprisonment, the Baha’i world is raising awareness of them and asking everyone to contact their own national governmental leaders with the request that they condemn the imprisonment of these seven specifically as well as all prisoners of conscience. Despite their rhetoric, Iranian leaders are sensitive to international opinion and susceptible to international pressure. This classic song, first recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, seems to say it all.

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One comment on ““I Won’t Back Down” … for the Baha’is in Iran

  1. June says:

    Reblogged this on Blogs by Bahais and commented:
    Another blog expressing concern for the Yaran. This one from Avrel.

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