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Hamed bin Haydara

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 251900, tabled on 8 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations at the appeal hearing in the case of Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni member of the Baha’i faith sentenced to death by a Houthi court in Sana’a in January 2018, scheduled for 16 June; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

13 May 2019

We strongly condemn Mr bin Haydara's death sentence and the continued persecution of Baha'is in Yemen for their religious beliefs. We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting their representatives in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict to respect the human rights of all Yemenis.

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