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China: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL9466, tabled on 12 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the complaint recently filed by Alessandro Amicarelli to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against China for its use of arbitrary detention against unregistered religious believers.

Answered on

25 July 2018

We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy. Her Majesty’s Government remains committed to promoting and defending the right to freedom of religion or belief for all individuals.

The UK has a close working relationship with UN bodies and is committed to upholding the rule of law and rules-based international system. My officials continue to monitor the progress of the complaint filed by Alessandro Amicarelli and await the outcome.