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Algeria: Churches

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL38, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria following the closure of a Christian church at Boghni, the eighth such closure since 2017.

Answered on

28 October 2019

​We are concerned by reports of church closures in Algeria, including the recent closure in Boghni. We continue to engage with the Algerian authorities on this issue, including raising the importance of freedom of religion or belief as set out in Algeria’s Constitution, and the need to ensure that Algeria’s laws and processes allow the freedom to practise one’s religion or belief. We also remain in close contact with faith groups, including churches, in Algeria. We will continue to monitor the situation, as the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief around the world remains a high priority for the UK.