Published on: 
01/01/2017

Civil rights of the unrecognized minorities

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In a letter to Mr. Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, the Iranian President at the time, Mr. Hosein Mehrpour, the Chairman of the Board of Monitoring and Pursuit of the Implementation of the Constitution, discusses the dilemma facing the minorities, especially the Bahá’ís, with respect to their social rights.  Referring to statements made by the President about human rights, and with respect to Article 14 of the Constitution, he calls for practical action toward resolving the rights of unrecognized minorities as citizens of Iran.  In this letter, Mr. Mehrpour asks the President to take initial steps to resolve such problems as obtaining passports, rights to education, and rights to employment in the private sector.