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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 909527, tabled on 22 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on harassment of schoolchildren and expulsion of university students from the Baha'i community in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

28 March 2017

There is a worrying trend of persecution of the Baha’i faith in Iran, which includes the harassment of Baha’i school children and students. We call on Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to allow freedom of religion to all Iranians. I raised our concerns in Tehran on 18 Jan.

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