Iran’s minority rights violations condemned by the US Religious Freedom CommissionPublished by International Liberty Association on May 19, 2017
In its latest report released on Wednesday 14 May, the US Commission on Religious Freedom has addressed the religious freedom violations across the world, including Iran.
According to the report “there has been a continuous violation of religious freedom in Iran over the past year, with unlawful long detention, torture, imprisonment, and execution based on religious accusations being commonplace.”
The report also highlights the lack of religious freedom for Baha’is, Christians, and Sunnis, and stresses that dervish and dissident Shiites have also been subjected to intimidation, detention, and imprisonment.
The fact that the number of prisoners of conscience have increased since Rouhani’s presidency in 2013, is mentioned in the report.