Religious Minorities Not Different From Other Iranian Citizens, MPs
TEHRAN -- In Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran the rights
of the religious minorities in the country have been included and there
is no different between them and other citizens in Iran, an MP said here
I have never seen anybody be put under pressure in Iran because of his
religion," the deputy explained. "Of course there are some issues in the
Constitution such as blood money and punishment in retaliation of a crime
(qesas) which have to be amended for the religious minorities,"
Also speaking to the TEHRAN TIMES was the representative of the Zoroastrians minority in the Majlis Parviz Ravani, who said that the religious minorities in Iran in many instances enjoy privilages by the country's officials. "There are some issues in the Constitution which should be amended and we have started taking measures in this relation," he explained.
The deputy reiterated that nobody had ever been arrested in Iran because of their religion. Recently some 70 anti-revolutionaries held a rally outside the Iranian Embassy in Bonn, Germany and claimed that Christians, Jews and Bahais are under pressure in Iran.
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