Written question HL429: The Lord Bishop of Coventry 04-07-2017

Asked on: 04 July 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation facing Bahá'ís and other religious minorities in Yemen.
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Answered on: 19 July 2017

The Government is concerned about the situation faced by the Bahá'ís in Yemen. This is particularly the case in areas under the control of the Houthis and forces loyal to ex-president Saleh, where they have faced persecution due to their religious beliefs. The UK has raised the issue with the Government of Yemen and highlighted their plight through public diplomacy. Mr Burt, the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, also met with representatives of the Bahá'í community on 13 July.

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