Timeline of the Persecution of #IvelBahais:

▪️Mid-1800s: The #Bahai Faith is established, nearly 50% of the population of #Ivel embrace the faith.

▪️1941: #Bahais are arrested, severely beaten and subjected to extortion. Houses and belongings plundered.

▪️1946: A school established by #Bahais is open to all the children of Ivel.

▪️1961: The Baha'is complete a bath house for use by all in #Ivel as a service to their community.

▪️1983: More than 130 Baha'is are imprisoned and held captive w/o any food or water.

▪️2010: About 50 #Bahai homes are subject to arson attacks and demolition.

▪️Aug 2020: Judge #HasanBabaie issues a final and binding decision that #IvelBahais are not legal owners of their ancestral lands.

▪️Oct 2020: A Court of Appeals upholds previous decisions against the legitimacy of land ownership by #IvelBahais.


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