A faith that emerged in 19th century Persia, the Bahai community is the largest religious minority in the Islamic Republic of Iran and arguably the most persecuted. In addition to suffering from a high number of arrests and executions, Bahais experience what is known as “cradle-to-grave” persecution. To name just a few examples, they are deprived of the right to higher education. Authorities randomly close their businesses. Their cemeteries frequently are desecrated and their use heavily restricted. And the clerics have issued numerousdecreespromoting the malicious myths of “Najes” or “impurity,” curtailing their ability to interact with the general public.