Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 1655

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Asked on: 09 June 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise the human rights of the Baha'i community in Iran with his Iranian counterpart.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 15 June 2015
Our non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the concerns of the Baha’i community with the Iranian authorities during his last visit to Iran on 18 May. We have repeatedly expressed our concern at the harassment faced by Baha’is in Iran and at the sentencing of seven Baha'i leaders to 20 years in prison. I met representatives of the Baha'i community on 10 February to discuss their concerns. We hope that the Government of Iran will ensure that all Iranian citizens are able to practise their faith freely, as required by international conventions.

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