Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Joint Report to the Human Rights Committee 136th Session

On 17 August 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors, Article 18, and Middle East Concern submitted a joint report to the to the Human Rights Committee ahead of the consideration of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for Iran during the Committee’s 136th session, October-November 2022.
Our joint submission reported on freedom of religion or belief and discrimination in Iran, focusing, among other issues, on the prosecution of minority faith adherents for their peaceful religious activities, for apostasy, and cases of church property of traditional and recognized churches confiscated by authorities or forcibly closed. The report is an update of the 2020 joint submission to the Human Rights Committee.