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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 141000, tabled on 3 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Faith and a Future: Discrimination on the Basis of Religion or Belief in Education, published by Christian Solidarity Worldwide in February 2018, whether he has has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of that report's conclusions on discrimination against Baha’i students and school-children in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

9 May 2018

The human rights situation in Iran is of serious concern. This includes the treatment of Baha'i students and schoolchildren. We encourage the Iranian authorities to end discrimination against students from all minority backgrounds. The Foreign Secretary raised our human rights concerns with the Iranian Government during his visit to Iran on 9-10 December, as did I during Iranian Foreign Minister Aragchi's visit to London in February this year.

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