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Iran: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 119898, tabled on 18 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Christians and other religious minorities prosecuted for religious beliefs and activities in Iran since May 2017.

Answered on

21 December 2017

The human rights situation in Iran, including harassment and persecution of Christians, is of serious concern. Accurate figures on persecution of Christians are difficult to obtain but non-govermental organisations estimate that at least 21 Christians have been given long prison sentences in Iran since May 2017 for practice of their beliefs.

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