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On Thursday, February 26th a group of students at UCD will become part of a global human rights movement called Education is Not a Crime when they screen Maziar Bahari’s documentary To Light a Candle. 

To Light a Candle, tells the story of the Bahá’ís of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution.  The Education is Not a Crime campaign features voices of support for Iran’s Bahá’ís from all around the world and all around Ireland. International figures like Irish Nobel Prize Mairéad Maguire and well known human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu are calling for an end to this injustice.  

To event is being hosted by Amnesty UCD and will be shown in the UCD Cinema, Thursday, February 26th at 6.00p.m. followed by a short Q&A.  All are welcome and admission is free.

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“The Iranian government says that education is a crime for Baha’is. But I want to tell you that we can change that – we can give voice on their behalf. We can tell the government of Iran, and the world, that banning the Baha’is or any group from higher education is hurting Iran and the Iranian people. Our bitter experience of apartheid demonstrates that discrimination of all types hurts us all. Iran’s government is denying its own people the services of thousands of Baha’i engineers, doctors, and artists, who could help Iran, Iranians and the world.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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