UN investigator who revealed Iran’s “Baha’i Question” memorandum passes away at age 93

Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, a noted legal scholar who uncovered significant evidence of human rights violations in Iran in the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Professor Pohl’s 1993 report to the UN Commission on Human Rights was notable for its disclosure of the so-called “Baha’i Question” memorandum, a previously secret 1991 letter – issued by the Supreme Revolutionary Cultural Council in Iran – that established a national policy for dealing with Iran’s Baha’is, setting limits on their educational, economic and cultural activities.

“The Baha’i International Community wishes to express its deep condolences over the passing of Professor Galindo Pohl, whose impact and influence in the field of human rights will long be remembered,” said Diane Ala’i, the representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations in Geneva.

Read more about the passing of Professor Pohl here.