Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart in support of the American-Iranian pastor, Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in that country.

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

We remain deeply concerned about the detention and treatment of Pastor Saeed Abedini. We have called publicly for the Iranian authorities to release him; and to end all persecution of individuals on the basis of their faith. We also raise these issues in our bilateral contacts with Iran.

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