Founded by Sultan Sahak in late 14th century, Yarsan is a syncretic religion which is predominantly visible in the Iran and Iraq borders. Because of their history and geographic disposition in the ethnic Kurdish and Arab populated regions, Yarsani people are likely to speak in Macho, Kurdish and Arabic dialects. Constitutional marginalization and societal pressures, have exposed the Yarsan community to harassment and discrimination. Yarsanis face arrest, torture, and religious humiliation while in detention. Their candidates were disqualified from elections, aggravating their lack of representation.