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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 1655, tabled on 9 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise the human rights of the Baha'i community in Iran with his Iranian counterpart.

Answered on

15 June 2015

Our non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the concerns of the Baha’i community with the Iranian authorities during his last visit to Iran on 18 May. We have repeatedly expressed our concern at the harassment faced by Baha’is in Iran and at the sentencing of seven Baha'i leaders to 20 years in prison. I met representatives of the Baha'i community on 10 February to discuss their concerns. We hope that the Government of Iran will ensure that all Iranian citizens are able to practise their faith freely, as required by international conventions.

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