Youcef Nadarkhani:Written question - 119999

(Chipping Barnet)
Asked on: 18 December 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Youcef Nadarkhani
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the appeal by Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani against his 10-year prison sentence and two years in exile.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 21 December 2017
The human rights situation in Iran, including the harassment and persecution of Christians, is of serious concern. The Foreign Secretary raised human rights concerns with the Iranian Government as a notable element of his visit to Iran on 9-10 December. I did likewise during my visit on 5 August.

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