May 22, 2020
Fires at three sacred sites in Iran belonging to religious minorities are raising suspicion, with some experts suggesting they may have been set deliberately.
Jewish tomb of Esther and Mordechai
According to covering reports, members of Iranian #Basij attempted to raid the historic site yesterday in an act of revenge against the Israelis Palestinian peace plan by President Trump. #dealofcentury. #EsterandMordechai pic.twitter.com/TspHom7VWM
— ARAM Iran (@ARAMalliance) February 16, 2020
USCIRF is deeply concerned by an attack in #Iran on the tomb of Esther and Mordecai in Hamedan, in addition to fires at the Hindu temple in Bandar Abbas & Christian cemetery in Eslamshahr.
Iran’s gov’t must ensure protection of these sites as required under international law. pic.twitter.com/lhcA1l2Nu5
— USCIRF (@USCIRF) May 18, 2020