Islamic Republic of Iran’s Harsh Treatment Against Minorities

ICBPS– The Islamic Republic of Iran treats minorities as second class citizens but the medieval treatment has been buried for decades because the international community takes spotlight at Tehran’s malicious activities across the globe, especially in the Middle East. 

Iran’s minorities, both ethnic and religious, make up nearly half of the nation’s population. The regime jails, tortures, and carries out death penalty to minorities. The oppressive theocracy has come out against humanity since the Islamic Revolution took power in 1979. 

Ever since the so-called moderate Rouhani became the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a surge in executions and harsh sentences has given Iran the world’s worst human rights violations rate per capita.

Western civilization turns a blind eye to all miseries that Iranians have been undergone for 41.  

Islamic Republic’s constitution recognizes only three authorized religious Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians as protected religious minorities who may worship freely. It requires members of the religious minorities to register as such but bars converts from doing so. As a result, Iranian converts long have been denied the same rights as recognized members of the authorized religions.

Tehran continues to target both minorities and converts with arbitrary arrests, physical abuse and other forms of harsh treatment. 

Persecution of Iran’s Bahai’s ramped up, reported Global News Wire on June 10, 2020.

Over 140 Sufis/Dervishes are still in prison in Iran, according to the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF).

The Voice of Persecuted Christians has identified Iran as a country of growing concern for Christian persecution in 2020.

No Country fo Minorities

When it comes to ethnic minorities, the situation goes to be worsening as well as Amnesty International reported in 2019 that ethnic minorities, including Arabs, Baluchs, Kurds, and Turkmens face discrimination, curtailing their access to education, employment, and adequate housing. The concentrated location of ethnic minorities, exclusively Kurds, Arabs, and Baluchis near the western and southeastern Iranian borders, provides a geographic lens into how the Islamic Republic of Iran lift out its unpleasantness with the economic and political implementation of the center on the mostly non-Persian periphery.

The population belonging to recognized non-Muslim religious minorities are second-class citizens, and non-recognized religious minorities are afforded no constitutional rights. The populations associated with border regions are all at risk of extreme violence, poverty, and starvation. They have no social security, and no job opportunity.

There is a unique set of consequences for minorities who speak out their grievances with the state, for anything said can be treated with the gravity of a “national security threat,” According to Open Democracy.

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