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Iran: Religious minorities facing harassment, arrests, and imprisonment

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Christian Orthodox Iranian at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the church of the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 20, 2016.
Christian Orthodox Iranian at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the church of the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 20, 2016.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has found that, minorities in Iran,including Christians, continue experiencing severe human rights abuses, closing in on one year on the historical nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and Western nations.
The major report, released only a couple months shy from the one year anniversary of the nuclear deal reached in July 2015, found that religious freedom conditions "continued to deteriorate" over the past year, with Christians, Baha’is, and the minority Sunni Muslims facing the most persecution at the form of harassment, arrests, and imprisonment.

 

 

Source: Christian Post, 5 May 2016

 

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