Iran (Human Rights) — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 11th January 2012.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:30 pm, 11th January 2012

I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for securing this afternoon’s debate. Canadian Senator Dallaire, a former commander of the UN mission in Rwanda, recently drew attention to the escalation of attacks on Baha’is and others in Iran, which he described as

“a slow-motion rehearsal for genocide”.

Does my hon. Friend agree that such comments from such a distinguished observer of human rights are a great cause of concern, as are the issues that my hon. Friend outlines?