Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 109207

Q
Asked by Dr David Drew
(Stroud)
Asked on: 23 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 30 October 2017

​The treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran is of particular concern. During the recent Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran at the UN, the UK raised the treatment of religious minorities, including the Baha'i. The British Government supports the UN Special Rapporteur's assessment that discrimination against the Baha'i community in Iran is aggravated by a lack of constitutional recognition and the absence of other legal protections for adherents of this faith. I recently met with representatives of the Baha'i community to discuss this.

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