I would like to begin by acknowledging that life in Iran is no picnic. Their government is probably one of the most clueless in the world. I also admire those who, against all odds, get their family out of oppressive countries and into free nations with better future opportunities.
/ Having said that, according to numerous Iranian bahai sources, the majority of Iranian baha'is who escape Iran lied about their lives being in danger there. While a handful of baha'is are in fact wrongfully prosecuted in Iran, the vast majority who escape are not in any danger.
/ baha'i families hire coaches to teach them how to lie to the UN; claiming they were arrested and their lives were threatened. They learn to describe the inside of the jail, prosecution techniques, etc.
/ Also, anytime a baha'i is arrested for any crime, the LSA immediately announces that he or she has been arrested for being a baha'i. Same thing when a baha'i dies for any reason; they claim he was secretly killed by the government for being a baha'i and all the baha'is claim to have been related to the deceased.