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This Truth Imprisons Them


This Truth Imprisons Them

The judge who presided over the  third trial of the Iranian Bahá'í leaders in Tehran, adjourned the session without announcing a continuance date. “The Islamic Republic of Iran should immediately set free these seven innocent prisoners,” said Diane Ala’i, Bahá'í representative to the United Nations in Geneva. “ Watch a video of Dan Seals (England Dan, half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley), a Bahá'í of many years (February 8, 1948 – March 25, 2009) singing with the Voices of Baha, an international Bahá'í choir.

Seven imprisoned Iranian Baha’is leaders. There are currently 40 innocent Baha’is in Islamic Republic prisonsSeven imprisoned Iranian Baha’is leaders. There are currently 40 innocent Baha’is in Islamic Republic prisonsThey are now about to enter the third year of their incarceration on baseless charges which they have categorically denied and for which the government has no evidence whatsoever. At the very least, they should be released on bail and steps be taken to ensure that their trial is conducted fairly, in accordance with international standards of jurisprudence. If their confinement is to continue, the harsh conditions under which they are being held must be improved” she said.

The seven innocent persons among many more are imprisoned because of their strong belief that all the peoples of the world are one family embracing all religions and races.

Dan's lyrics embodies the spirit in the hearts of these prisoners as well as the Baha'is through out the world. The prisoners are facing harsh injustice because of this truth and yet the world remains divided.
 
We Are One
by Dan Seals

In a bombed out room in Belfast
A young boy is crying
He's alone and he don't understand
How the teachings of one book
Built on love and understanding
Could cause thehurt and killing in his land

In an old part of Jerusalem
Two children are playing
They run and laugh
The way it's meant to be

But one will wear the star and one will wear the crescent
And they'll grow up and change from friends to enemies

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We're one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

In a Pakistani village
A young boy on crutches
Takes a fall
And lies helplessly there
And he holds out his hand
But no one will take it
They won't touch him
Or the clothes that he wears

On a side street in Selma
A black child is sitting
In a squad car
Protected from the whites
'Cause they're burning a cross

To send her a message
And you can see
The fear in her eyes

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We're one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

Ponder in our hearts
How we were all created
From the same dust
And searching we will find
That spirit of the age
Has come to find us
To find us

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We're one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

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