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August 24, 2009

Religious minorities under pressure to help Ahmadinejad’s image at UN

According to rahe sabz (jaras), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is pressuring members of Parliament who represent Iran’s religious minorities to accompany him on a trip to the United Nations in September.
A source close to the religious minorities’ representatives in Parliament says that Ahmadinejad is strongly pressuring the leaders in order to demonstrate his support for freedom of religion in Iran, in an attempt to smooth over his standing in the eyes of the international community.

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