MEFD to hold a panel event in the House of Commons


London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development has organised a panel event titled ‘The persecution of religious and ethnic minorities in Iran’, which will be held on Monday 27th February, 5:30 pm, in the House of Commons. The event is co-sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and will be chaired by Dr Matthew Offord MP.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Dr Ahmed Shaheed, current UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Mosa Zahed, executive director of Middle East Forum for Development, will use the occasion to raise the case of imprisoned Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri with Members of Parliament.


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