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Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 27381, tabled on 19 February 2016

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.

Answered on

26 February 2016

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.