Bahrain: Religious Freedom :Written question - 125051

(North West Norfolk)
Asked on: 25 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Religious Freedom
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Bahrain; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right of freedom of religion in that country.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 02 February 2018

Bahrain is a multi-religious country with all religions co-existing. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Bahraini constitution. Members of all religions and communities continue to play an important part in Bahraini society with representation in the Shura Council and elected chamber of Parliament, Diplomatic service, as senior Government Ministers and officials, and other leading areas of society

The United Kingdom continues to encourage Bahrain's successful efforts on religious freedoms.

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