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Iran: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 126743, tabled on 5 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made on respect for (a) freedom of religion and (b) other fundamental freedoms in Iran.

Answered on

13 February 2018

‚ÄčIran's human rights record continues to be of serious concern to the UK. This includes persecution of religious minorities, as well as concerning trends such as the continued use of the death penalty, restrictions on freedom of expression and limits on freedom of assembly. We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian Government at all levels, on 11 January, the Foreign Secretary discussed Iran's response to the recent Iran protests with Foreign Minister Zarif, emphasising that international obligations on human rights should be observed.