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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 38797, tabled on 26 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on (a) the mass arrest of members of the Baha'i community in Golestan province, Iran and (b) the length of their sentence of imprisonment.

Answered on

9 June 2016

We have had no specific reporting nor have we made 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.