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Today in a virtual meeting attended by various speakersincluding Ambassador Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom speakers and international activists spoke about the plight of prisoners of conscience and religious minorities in Iran.

Ambassador Sam Brownback via Zoom

During this meeting Dr Hamid Gharagozloothe representative of IOPHR in the United Statesmade a presentation on the situation of religious minorities in Iran. Dr. Gharagozloo spoke on the persecution of Gonabadi Sufis not just within the country, but also the Gonabadi Sufi exiles and prisoners. Dr. Gharagozloo also commented on the struggles of the Iranian Bahia’s, the rampant executions and hangings of religious minorities and non-minority citizens in Iran, and the broader human rights issues in Iran.