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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 190813, tabled on 13 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the increased use of Tazir laws by the Iranian courts to sentence Baha'i people; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

20 November 2018

We are aware of continued reports of harassment and mistreatment of members of the Baha'i faith in Iran, including the recent increase in arrests from August 2018 onwards. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.