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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 38733, tabled on 26 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on allegations that Baha'i people sentenced to prison terms in Golestan province were tortured, forced to sign confessions and denied access to legal representation.

Answered on

6 June 2016

We have made no specific representations on behalf of the group mentioned. However, we consistently raise our concerns about the treatment of the Baha’i community in Iran with the Iranian Government. We call on Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to allow freedom of religion to all Iranians.