Indonesia: Minority Groups:Written question - 36010

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 28 April 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Indonesia: Minority Groups
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has provided assistance to the Indonesian government on reforming discriminatory legislation against (a) religious minorities and (b) other minority groups.
Answered by: Mr Hugo Swire
Answered on: 10 May 2016
We have offered assistance and expertise to the Indonesian government on its Bill of Protection for Religious Communities. More broadly, our Ambassador in Jakarta has raised the issue of freedom of religion or belief with the Minister of Religious Affairs, Indonesian civil society, and religious leaders. Our Deputy Head of Mission in Jakarta has also raised these issues with the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.

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