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Uzbekistan: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 153209, tabled on 13 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Uzbekistan authorities on the respect of freedom of religion and respect for minorities in that country.

Answered on

19 June 2018

​During Uzbekistan's Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 May we asked the government of Uzbekistan what action they were taking to address restrictions on religious groups other than officially sanctioned religions. We welcome the recent adoption by the Uzbek government of an action plan on freedom of religion or belief which includes measures to simplify registration procedures for religious groups and minorities and facilitate expression of religion or belief.