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Lawmakers Say Iran's Larijani Rejects Call To Bar Religious Minorities From Elections

Payvand – Apr 21, 2017

Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has dismissed a call by the head of the powerful Guardians Council to prevent members of religious minorities from running in city council elections in May, according to two lawmakers. Ghasem Mirzayi, a member of the board in charge of overseeing municipal elections, said on April 19 that Larijani had issued a "written order" stating that the law should be observed, meaning that religious minorities should not be barred from running. Mirzayi spoke a day after the ILNA news agency published a letter in ...

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