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A Song For The Yaran
The song "Yaran", tells the story of the seven friends in Iran that were arrested and imprisoned unjustly, simply for believing in the Baha'í Faith, whose central teaching is the unity of humanity, of religion and of God. They are law abiding Baha'is and have been held in prison since March, 2008, serving out a 20 year sentence.
The song is free for the first 200 downloads, I'd like to keep it free, but band camp won't allow it. I hope you enjoy the song and keep our dear friends in your thoughts and prayers always, and do what you can to let leaders everywhere speak out against this grave injustice. Thank you!! KC
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On 5 March 2008, Mahvash Sabet – a schoolteacher and mother of two – was arrested having been summoned to the Iranian city of Mashhad to discuss some matters regarding a Baha’i burial. She has been in prison since that time – including the first 175 days spent in solitary confinement.
Two months later, on 14 May, six other prominent members of Iran’s Baha’i community were incarcerated in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, after they were arrested in early morning raids at their homes in a sweep that was ominously similar to episodes in the 1980s when scores of Iranian Baha’i leaders were summarily rounded up and killed.
The six were Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Vahid Tizfahm.
Since its inception, the Bahá'i Faith has been systematically attacked and its members arrested in Iran simply for practicing a peaceful religion. Because respect for and obedience to the governments in which they reside is a teaching of the Bahá'i Faith, Bahá'is obey the laws of Iran, oppressive as they may be. Over 200 Bahá'is were killed between 1978 and 1998, the majority by execution, and thousands more were arrested.
Every day Bahá'is in Iran are denied their education, jobs, pensions, properties and inheritances, victimized by violence incited by state-sponsored propaganda campaigns, and face constant threats of arrest, unlawful trials, imprisonment and death.
The Yaran are currently serving a 20 year sentence under the most abhorrent and inhumane conditions in Iran’s worst prisons.
Today, as governments around the world, advocates for human rights and religious freedom, and many of the world’s leaders have demanded that Iran release the Yaran and all other Baha’is. Please join us to cry out for human and religious rights in Iran. Let our prayers and our united voice reach the Yaran. Let them know that our love and support is unwavering.
KC PORTER is a record artist and multi-Grammy Award winning producer/composer for Santana, Ozomatli, Khaled, Ricky Martin,
Laura Pausini, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Selena.. Producer of Spanish versions for Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Sting, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, & more. His music has been featured in films like “Mr & Mrs Smith” and “The Mexican”....more