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Yemen: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 168149, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on reports of the Government of Iran encouraging the Houthi to persecute the Baha’i community in Sana’a, Yemen.

Answered on

7 September 2018

​We are aware of allegations of the involvement of Iran in the persecution of Baha'i individuals in Houthi-controlled Yemen, however it is impossible to verify these under the current conflict conditions. We continue to raise our concerns about the treatment of the Baha'i with those who have access to the Houthis, and the Iranians.