Religious minorities in Iran are worse off under Rouhani

A new report has been published on the fate of religious minorities in Iran and. Once again, the paradox of Rouhani emerges: Despite Rouhani’s image as a moderate, “religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate over the past year, particularly for religious minorities, especially Baha’is, Christian converts, and Sunni Muslims”. The persecution of these minorities is not only an affront to the Western ideals of human rights, it is even illegal according to the constitution of Iran.


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