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The lesser of two evils: Yemen’s Bahais from prison into exile

Shortly after their release, six members of the Bahai community in Yemen were sent into exile, in a stark example of the political climate in this war-ravaged country.
A general view shows the terraced gardens and the golden Shrine of Bab following renovation works at the Bahai World Center, in the Israeli port city of Haifa, on April 12, 2011. The restoration work in the Bahai Faith second holiest site began in 2008 and was carried out by volunteers from Mongolia, China, Ecuador, Kenya, Germany, Canada, U.S, South Africa, Vanuatu, India and New Zealand . The gardens, tucked into the steep slopes of mount Carmel, are designed in nine concentric circles around the shrine w

Four years of incarceration of Baha'i faith adherents in Yemen’s Sanaa has ended up with exiling them. The Houthi authorities set six Baha'i members free on July 30, and they were immediately flown outside Yemen.

The six Baha'i individuals are named Hamed bin Haydara, Badiullah Sanai, Wael al-Arieghie, Waleed Ayyash, Akram Ayyash and Kayvan Ghaderi.

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