Egypt: Ahmadiyya:Written question - 121319

Q
(Mitcham and Morden)
Asked on: 05 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Egypt: Ahmadiyya
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Egyptian Government on the arrest of 25 Ahmadi Muslims in that country on the grounds of their religion; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 15 January 2018

We condemn all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise their faith. The Egyptian constitution contains protections for Freedom of Religious Belief and it is important that these rights are respected.

We regularly raise our concerns around the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, which are essential to improving the protection of Freedom of Religious Belief in Egypt.

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