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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 195667, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Iranian Government on the alleged persecution of the Baha'i community.

Answered on

30 November 2018

We most recently called upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities, including the Baha’is, at the UN interactive dialogue on human rights on 24 October, and at the UN General Assembly Third Committee on 15 November. We continue to urge Iran to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief, and to allow the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran access to the country to conduct research and investigations into concerns reported there.