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House of Lords written question HL429.

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL429, tabled on 4 July 2017

Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation facing Bahá'ís and other religious minorities in Yemen.

Answered on

19 July 2017

The Government is concerned about the situation faced by the Bahá'ís in Yemen. This is particularly the case in areas under the control of the Houthis and forces loyal to ex-president Saleh, where they have faced persecution due to their religious beliefs. The UK has raised the issue with the Government of Yemen and highlighted their plight through public diplomacy. Mr Burt, the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, also met with representatives of the Bahá'í community on 13 July.