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.
13 February 2018
Iran'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.