UN Report Blasts Iran for Persecution of Religious Minorities

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hassan-rouhani-iranWide-scale repression of religious freedom in Iran has continued during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure, according to a detailed March report by Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

“As of 3 January 2014, at least 307 members of religious minorities were in detention, of whom 136 were Baha’is, 90 Sunni Muslims, 50 Christians, 19 Dervish Muslims…[and] two were Zoroastrians,” the report said.

“Iranian authorities at the highest levels have designated house churches and evangelical Christians as threats to national security.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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