UN Report Blasts Iran for Persecution of Religious Minorities – Benjamin Weinthal (Jerusalem Post)
Wide-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.”
The writer is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
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