Iran: Baha'i Faith
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Bob Russell (Colchester, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Iranian authorities to free the seven Baha'i leaders now in their third year in prison awaiting trial; and if he will make a statement.
Alistair Burt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Afghanistan/South Asia, counter terrorism/proliferation, North America, Middle East and North Africa), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; North East Bedfordshire, Conservative)
The UK remains extremely concerned about the ongoing detention of the seven Baha'i leaders in Iran. In my statement of
This is a case I am following closely and I again urge the Iranian Government to cease its harassment of the Baha'i minority, and to respect the rights of the many members of minority groups who continue to face arrest and lengthy prison sentences, often on vaguely worded charges of acting against national security.