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Eritrea: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 193383, tabled on 20 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom and tolerance in Eritrea.

Answered on

23 November 2018

‚ÄčThe overwhelming majority of people in Eritrea can practise their religion peacefully and are allowed to do so. However, the detention of individuals and groups from proscribed religious groups, and senior individuals from religious organisations, is of concern. The UK regularly raises this matter at UN Human Rights Council dialogues on Eritrea.

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