Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution his Department has made to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief's report on Bangladesh which will be published in March 2016.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Officials from the British High Commission in Dhaka discussed the preliminary findings of Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief with him during his visit to Bangladesh in September 2015. We look forward to the release of his report at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2016 and will encourage the Government of Bangladesh to consider all its recommendations carefully.

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