May 14 marks the 8th anniversary of imprisonment of the 7 Baha’is in Iran. I dedicate this song to Yaran and call for their immediate release
The seven Baha’i leaders who were initially sentenced to 20 years imprisonment have long served both Iranian society and the Baha’i community. They were arrested on 14 May 2008 at their homes in Tehran.
The seven formed the entire membership of the now-disbanded group known as the “Yaran” or “Friends in Iran,” tending to the spiritual and social needs of the 300,000-member Baha’i community of that country.