Iran’s Cradle-to-Grave Persecution-Iran Press Watch
Originally published: op-ed Newsday, August 8, 2014 1:23 PM
By HUSSEIN AHDIEH
I lost a dear aunt many years ago. Today, her burial site is at risk of being callously destroyed — bulldozed together with more than 900 graves. Although I knew of attacks on Baha’i cemeteries in Iran, at least 43 since 2005, I was stunned to learn that in April, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards in Iran began excavating the Baha’i cemetery in Shiraz where five of my relatives are buried, including my aunt.