Religious Hatred:Written question - HL12195

Asked on: 11 December 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Religious Hatred
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 December (HL11727), what support they will give to Nissar Hussain and his family and others who have left the Islamic faith and are facing persecution in the UK.
Answered on: 19 December 2018

The Government reiterates that everyone in Britain has the right to feel safe and at ease in the place where they live. Any individual or group is free to express views and beliefs, but have a duty to behave responsibly and to respect other people’s rights as defined by the law. Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, democracy, the rule of law, and equal rights define us as a society, and the Government is determined to promote these values. Britain has a strong legal framework in place to deal with hate crimes, and these must be reported to the police.

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