Indonesia: Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2010.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on (a) attacks on churches in Indonesia, (b) restrictions on the construction of churches in that country and (c) the revocation of licences for some existing churches.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

We are aware, through media and diplomatic reporting, of some incidents of churches being attacked, construction restrictions and licences being revoked. No representations have been made to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

At the UK's request, freedom of religion was included as a substantive item on the agenda of the first EU-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue held in June 2010. We, along with our EU partners, continue to raise human rights concerns with the Indonesian Government and have pressed the authorities to ensure the rights of all religious minorities. We will continue to call for religious tolerance across Indonesia.

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