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Iran

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in Iran.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Iran's human right's situation remains dire. We are particularly concerned by the sharp rise in the number of executions over the past year, the ongoing suppression of freedom of expression and treatment of religious and other minority groups. There have been some limited positive steps under President Rouhani’s government, but we are clear much more needs to be done to ensure all Iranians enjoy the rights and freedoms they are entitled to.

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