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Iran says does not arrest anyone just for being Bahai: Official

Source: ISNA

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.

Mohammad-Javad Larijani

"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.

Seven Iranian Bahai leaders detained since March 2008
Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie. Standing from the left are Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi and Mahvash Sabet

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