Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 11995

Asked by Jim Shannon

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Asked on: 14 October 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of the situation of the Bahá'i community in Iran.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 20 October 2015

The Baha’i community in Iran is subject to mounting persecution, and we are concerned by state efforts to identify, monitor and arbitrarily detain Baha'is. 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. We urge the Iranian Government to ensure that all Iranian citizens are able to practise their faith freely, as required by international conventions.

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