Iran: Baha'i Faith

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations (a) the British Ambassador to Iran, (b) Ministers and (c) British consular officials have made to their Iranian counterparts on the persecution of people of the Baha'i faith in Iran.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

‚ÄčI raised concerns about the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, including the persecution of followers of the Baha'i faith, with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi during my visit to Tehran on 5 August.

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