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Baha’i land in Iran

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1487: tabled on 10 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the judgment of Branch 54 of the Special Court for Article 49 of the Constitution in Iran, issued on 1 August 2020 and a further extraordinary session of the Court of Appeal on 13 October 2020 in the case of properties and farms belonging to a community of Baha’is; further notes the effect of these judgments appears to finalise the expropriation of lands that Baha’is have farmed for nearly 150 years; observes that Baha’i rights can be dismissed though their omission from the Constitution; and calls on the UK Government to make urgent representations to the Iranian authorities to prevent the dispossession of this law-abiding religious community.