Iran: Religious Freedom Continues to Deteriorate under Rouhani


hassan-rouhaniThe 2015 report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says that in Iran, religious freedom continued to deteriorate in 2014, particularly for religious minorities, especially Baha’is, Christian converts, and Sunni Muslims. Sufi Muslims and dissenting Shi’a Muslims also faced harassment, arrests, and imprisonment.

Since President Hassan Rouhani assumed office in August 2013, the number of individuals from religious minority communities who are in prison because of their beliefs has increased.  Read more at the Commission on International Religious Freedom.

{Andy Newscenter}


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