This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the Status of Minorities in Iran. Their life in Theocratic Iran has not been an easy ride.

This section has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in minorities as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Sunni leader allowed to leave Iran and visit Oman

Molavi Abdul-Hamid is banned from traveling outside Sistan and Baluchestan Province, although he is allowed to visit Tehran. (Supplied) December 26, 2018 The most prominent Sunni cleric in Iran has been allowed to travel out of the country for the first time in almost a decade. Mawlana Abdol-Hamid (also known as Molavi AbdulHamid) [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Minorities, Oman|

Hundreds of Christians in Iran arrested ahead of Christmas

Iranian Christians stand in line at a church in Tehran. (Reuters) December 24, 2018 Over 150 Iranian Christians have been detained in the past month and arrests are expected to continue over the Christmas holiday. Those arrested include Amir Taleipour, 39, and his wife Mahnaz Harati, 36, who were arrested in front of [...]

By |December 24th, 2018|Iran, Minorities|

Iran: Baha’i businesses shut down for observing religious holiday

Shutting down Baha’i businesses for the religious beliefs of the owners is a clear violation of the Iranian constitution. (Supplied) By Kian Sabeti December 15, 2018 Over the last month, the police have shut down over 20 Baha’i businesses in the province of Khuzestan by orders from the prosecutor. These closures are a regular [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|Iran, Minorities|

US House of Representatives “condemns” Iran’s treatment of Baha’is and calls for fresh sanctions

The chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Reuters) By Saleem Vaillancourt December 14, 2018 The US House of Representatives said on December 12 that it “condemns” the Iranian government’s longstanding persecution of the Baha’is in Iran – the country’s largest religious minority. It was the 18th time that the House has [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Minorities, North America, USA|

Iran: Ethnic minorities play huge role in current calls for regime change

Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (Reuters) November 30, 2018 As the international pressure on the Iranian regime mounts, so is the domestic pressure. Since the end of last year, the people of Iran have been in the [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Iran, Middle East, Minorities|

Trump must start helping Iran’s minorities achieve regime change

An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting members of Basij paramilitary force, portraying Iranians' solidarity against their enemies, painted on the wall of a government building at the Felestin Sq. in downtown Tehran. (AP) By Rachel Avraham September 19, 2018 The United States’ re-imposition of sanctions on Iran prompted the Iranians to appeal [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Minorities, North America, USA|

Iran’s ethnic, religious minorities face persecution, sectarian discrimination

A supporter of pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party (HDP) makes a victory sign as she celebrates the results of the HDP party as part of the legislative election in Ankara, on June 9, 2015. (AFP) August 18, 2018 The non-Persian population in Iran has faced many problems that were accumulated even before the establishment [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Iran, Minorities|