Iran: Baha'i Faith:Written question - 190813

Q
(Orkney and Shetland)
Asked on: 13 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iran: Baha'i Faith
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the increased use of Tazir laws by the Iranian courts to sentence Baha'i people; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 20 November 2018

We are aware of continued reports of harassment and mistreatment of members of the Baha'i faith in Iran, including the recent increase in arrests from August 2018 onwards. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.

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