Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights Mohammad-Javad Larijani said on Wednesday the country does not arrest anyone under the excuse of being Bahai.
"We do not capture anyone in our country for being a member of Bahai community, but we do not let expansion of the community, since we do not recognize it as a religion. We will deal with Bahai community members as we do regarding other people if they want to act beyond the system's rules," he said.
Larijani has already said that Iran would not capture any Bahai community member if they do not violate rules of the country.
He has assured that members of the group enjoy civilian and citizen rights inside Iran as other Iranians.
Arrests are part of official campaign to block development of Iranian Baha'is
The raids carried out on some 30 homes of Baha'is, who were offering education to young community members barred by the government from university, is the latest action in Iran's ongoing policy to keep its largest non-Muslim religious minority on the margins of society. -BWNS
Baha'i educational programme targeted in raids
A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha'is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. -BWNS
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