Human Rights Watch
Lift Restrictions on Sunni Worship
Human Right Watch
November 9, 2013
(Beirut) – The Iranian government should follow through on President Hassan Rouhani’s promises to improve access to human rights for religious minorities, Human Rights Watch said today. That should include allowing Sunni Muslims, a minority in Shia-dominated Iran, to gather and pray freely in their own mosques in Tehran and other areas of the country.
Correction: In the following sentence the word "Supreme" should be dropped and the words "of the Interior Ministry" added. The corrected text should thus read: Police officers have told the board members that the Tehran Provincial Council ordered the restrictions, and that in at least one case the order allegedly came from the National Security Council of the Interior Ministry, Sotudeh said.