According to the report of the Aryaei Community News Agency, quoting from Harana, during the announcement of the results of the 1400 entrance exam, as in previous years, we have seen the exclusion of a number of Baha’i citizens who participated in this exam from continuing their education, these citizens are on the website of the assessment organization with the message “failed” or “failed to qualify.” They faced “public” and were banned from continuing their education due to being a Baha’i. Harana news agency has confirmed the identity of 16 Baha’i citizens who faced such problems during this year’s entrance exam, which are mentioned in the following report.
Every year, the results of a large number of Bahá’í citizens are rejected on the site of the assessment organization under various excuses and defects, and they are deprived of education because they are Bahá’í.
This continues this year as in previous years, and the identity of at least 16 Baha’i citizens who faced various issues such as “failed” and “general qualification failed” in the national entrance exam this year on the website of the assessment organization and were denied further education due to being a Baha’i. has passed The identity of these 16 citizens follows: 1. Donya Dehghani, born in 1382, lives in Roudhen, located in Tehran province
2. Sayeh Aghaei, born in 1378, lives in Tabriz
3. Tara Tamdani, born in 2002, living in Tehran
4. Nora Taneh Dost was born in 2001 and lives in Shahryar
5. Samir Zakai Arani, born in 2002, lives in Shahryar
6. Roza Mukhsali was born in 2001 and lives in Tehran
7. Negar Sobhani Azzabadi, born in 2002 and living in Pardis city located in Tehran province
8. Elina Gholizade Roshankohi, born in 2002, resident of Sari
9. Nora Nabi Pourkalnakari was born in 2001 and lives in Sari
10. Mesbah Mishaghi, a resident of Sari
11. Parsa Charkhand, a resident of Sari
12. Forozan Nikokar, rank 7900, resident of Tehran
13. Nasim Shahriari Zavareh, a resident of Tehran
14 Mahsa Forohri, a resident of Karaj
15. Froutan Rahmani, born in 2002, a resident of Karaj, ranked 109 in the mathematics and physics entrance exam
16. Lena Kamjo, born in 2002 and living in Chabahar
Following the contact of one of these citizens with the monitoring organization, the interference of the Ministry of Information was cited as the reason for issuing the rejected message, and he was told that in case of objection, he should inform the monitoring organization in writing and they will refer it to the Ministry of Information.
In the response of another Baha’i student, the evaluation organization said, “This message is displayed when a case has been opened against a student by the Intelligence Department or any other security institution, or a student’s educational qualification has not been confirmed. Your protest will be referred to the Information Department, however, as long as you consider yourself a Bahá’í, there will be no result. A number of these citizens were faced with various problems such as “deficiency in the file” after participating in the national entrance exam many times before, and were denied further education due to being a Baha’i.
Despite the explicit text of the law, according to the resolution of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution of Iran, Baha’is are not allowed to work in government places, they are also deprived of university education.
Every year, many reports are published about Baha’i citizens being denied further education in Iranian universities. This even includes people who are about to graduate.
Baha’i citizens in Iran are deprived of the freedoms related to religious beliefs, this systematic deprivation while according to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, every person has the right to freedom of religion and change of religion with conviction, as well as have the freedom to express it individually or collectively and publicly or secretly. According to unofficial sources, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’i citizens in Iran, but the Iranian constitution only recognizes Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism and does not recognize the Baha’i religion. For this reason, the rights of Baha’is have been systematically violated in Iran over the past years.