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Algeria: Protestantism

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 119188, tabled on 13 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Government of Algeria on the forced closure of a Protestant Church in North West Algeria on 9 November 2017.

Answered on

20 December 2017

‚ÄčThe British Government is committed to supporting the freedom of people of all religions to practise their beliefs in peace and safety. We are aware of the closure of a church near Oran city on 9 November 2017. The church does not believe it has broken the law. Our Embassy in Algiers will be asking the Algerian authorities about this case.