Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the continued detention and threatened execution of Abbas al-Hassan and eleven other individuals threatened with execution for exercising their rights to freedom of religion.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​We are closely monitoring these cases. We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. It is a longstanding policy of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle.

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