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Western Sahara: Freedom of Expression

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 71498, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she plans to take in response to the concerns of OHCHR on the restrictions imposed by Morocco on the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in Western Sahara.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Human rights, including freedom of expression, is a UK priority around the world. We raise human rights issues with Morocco accordingly and continue to monitor cases in Western Sahara.