Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 8459

Q
Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
Asked on: 04 September 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of trends in number of people of the Baha'i faith persecuted in Iran (a) between 2005 and 2013 and (b) since the coming to power of President Hassan Rouhani in August 2013.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 12 September 2017

​The UK Government does not hold historical data on the number of Baha'is detained or persecuted in Iran. The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran estimates that, as of March 2017, there were 90 Baha'is detained in Iran, all for charges related to their religious belief and practices.

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