Source: Baha’i World News Service
The Universal House of Justice, the highest governing body of the Baha’i community, has sent a letter to the Baha’is of Egypt, encouraging them to continue in their efforts to acquire their national ID card required for rights of citizenship. The letter follows the decision made on 16th December by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court to uphold an appeal by the government’s Interior Ministry against Baha’is being able to legally apply for required national ID cards. (see here, here or here for more information).
The letter calls on Egyptian Baha’is to “…stand firm and persevere in your effort to win affirmation of this right. To do less would be to deprive the authorities of Egypt of the opportunity to correct a wrong which has implications for many others, no less than for yourselves. Moreover, to relent would be to disregard the moral courage of those organizations, media, and persons of goodwill who have joined their voices to yours in the quest for a just solution to a serious inequity.”