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Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has with the government of Bangladesh on outbreaks of violence against Christians and other religious minorities. (227644)

We are not aware of any recent major outbreaks of violence against Christians or other religious minorities in Bangladesh. However, we continue to monitor the situation closely. The UK condemns the persecution of individuals or groups because of their faith or belief. We take very seriously issues of discrimination on grounds of religion and press for adherence to the principles of religious freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter and international conventions.