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Yemen: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 223554, tabled on 19 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken to secure the release of prisoners held by Houthi authorities in Sana’a in Yemen that are members of the Baha’i community reportedly imprisoned on grounds of their faith.

Answered on

27 February 2019

We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting representatives of the Baha'i in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict for the human rights of all Yemenis to be respected and the UK Ambassador last raised this directly with the Houthi Spokesperson on 5 February.