Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 66859

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Asked on: 07 March 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will instruct the UK Mission to Geneva to raise a question on the situation of the Baha'is in Iran with the Special Rapporteur on Iran, Ms Asma Jahangir, during her interactive dialogue with member states at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council; and if he will make a statement.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 13 March 2017

The United Kingdom remains extremely concerned about the persecution and discrimination of religious minorities in Iran. Our statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran will reiterate our serious concerns about the treatment of the Baha'is and freedom of religion in Iran.

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