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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.

UN General Assembly calls on Iran to eliminate religious discrimination

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). (AP) December 17, 2021 The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has called on the Iranian government to end its discrimination of minorities in Iran, including of the Baha’i community, Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority. The vote confirms a Third Committee resolution passed in November. The resolution, endorsed [...]

By |December 17th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Bishop of UK’s Chelmsford recalls ‘intense persecution’ by Iran in maiden parliament speech

Iranian Christian priests pray during a new year mass at a church in Tehran. (REUTERS) By Laura O'Callaghan December 7, 2021 The Bishop of Chelmsford has used her maiden speech in Britain's House of Lords to detail the “intense persecution” she and her Christian family suffered during Iran's Islamic Revolution in the late 1970s. [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Europe, Minorities|

Four decades of discrimination against Sunnis in Iran

We also have unwritten laws that deprive ethnic minorities, such as Kurds and others, from holding administrative and executive posts in the country. (INU) By Mehdi Nakhl Ahmadi November 27, 2021 During the four decades of the Islamic Republic's rule in Iran, religious, ethnic and religious minorities have faced various forms of discrimination. [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Tehran ‘stepping up hate campaign’ against Baha’i minority

The religious group was founded in the mid-19th century and there are sizable communities in the US, Africa and the Middle East including Kuwait. (AFP) November 24, 2021 The Iranian regime has sanctioned a “campaign of hate” to fuel public animosity against the country’s Baha’i religious community, Baha’i officials told Arab News. Anthony [...]

By |November 24th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

US Congress introduces resolution condemning state-sponsored persecution of Iran’s Bahai’s

A general view of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Reuters) November 18, 2021 The US House of Representatives is preparing to vote on a draft resolution condemning the state-sponsored persecution of the Baha'i community of Iran in a bipartisan move. Voices are mounting in Congress criticizing these violations against the Baha'i community. [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Minorities, North America, USA|

Kidnapped dissident Habib Chaab indicted in Iran

Undated photo of former ASMLA leader Habib Chaab. (Twitter) November 10, 2021 A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary has said Habib Asyud, better known as Habib Chaab, the founder and former leader of the Al-Ahvaz Liberation Arab Movement, has been indicted and his case has been referred to the Revolutionary Court. Zabihollah Khodaeian [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian Kurds allege secret detentions centers torture inmates

The report said the IRGC intelligence in West Azerbaijan province had the capacity to detain several hundred. (Supplied) November 2, 2021 A Kurdish NGO has described widespread torture carried out in Revolutionary Guards and intelligence ministry secret detention centers in Kurdish areas of Iran. In its report last week based on interviews with former [...]

By |November 2nd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Shooting of civilians in Khuzestan raised at the UN

Protesters in southwestern Khuzestan province, July 2021. (Iranian media) By Faramarz Davar November 1, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran's use of deadly force against its citizens at protest rallies this summer has been raised with the United Nations for the first time. Officials in the Islamic Republic have called the accusation “tawdry” [...]

By |November 1st, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian Kolbar shot dead after open threat from border police chief

The Iranian regime still calls kolbars “smugglers” and border guards regularly shoot at these impoverished citizens. (Supplied) By Hawari Yousefi October 19, 2021 A kolbar from the city of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan was shot dead by Iranian border police on Thursday, October 14. Jian Alipour’s family and relatives, many of whom live abroad due to pressure [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Kurdish party in Iran claims killing of Iranian intelligence operative

Members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) gather during a funeral of victims who were killed in a bomb attack at the offices of the PDKI in Koy Sanjak, east of Erbil, Iraq, Dec 21, 2016. (REUTERS) October 8, 2021 A Kurdish political party in Iran said Tuesday that its operatives [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|