‘Constructive resilience’: How the Bahais endure in Iran

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Paris (AFP) – Holakou Rahmanian, born into a Bahai family in Tehran in 1989, grew up like any Iranian child, shone at school and passed his exams with flying colours. But then he applied to go to university. “I received a message saying ‘your file is incomplete’,” he told AFP.  After making enquiries, “I realised it had nothing to do with having an incomplete file, but everything to do with being a Bahai,” he said in a telephone interview.  “I was very frustrated.” The true reason for his being barred was passed on verbally but not in any official document. The Bahai community in Iran, the cou…

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