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Baha’i community in Iran

EDM (Early Day Motion) 617: tabled on 16 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes reports of the arrest of 71 members of the Baha’i community in Iran and that 29 of those members have now been imprisoned; further notes concerns have been expressed by UN experts about the heightened risk to health from the covid-19 virus to those in Iranian penal facilities; and calls on the UK government to urge the Iranian authorities to show clemency and release those detained Baha’is.