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Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Iran about the arrests of the Rev Wilson Issavi, Mr Hamid Shafiee and his wife Reyhaneh Aghajary and their conditions in custody. [HL2851]

We are aware of these arrests and remain concerned at the treatment of religious minorities in Iran. We have raised our concerns over the human rights situation in Iran, including the treatment of religious minorities, with the Iranian authorities both bilaterally and via the EU. My honourable friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State, Ivan Lewis MP, raised our concerns with the Iranian ambassador on 20 January.