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Bahrain: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 125051, tabled on 25 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Bahrain; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right of freedom of religion in that country.

Answered on

2 February 2018

Bahrain is a multi-religious country with all religions co-existing. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Bahraini constitution. Members of all religions and communities continue to play an important part in Bahraini society with representation in the Shura Council and elected chamber of Parliament, Diplomatic service, as senior Government Ministers and officials, and other leading areas of society

The United Kingdom continues to encourage Bahrain's successful efforts on religious freedoms.