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Cuba: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3829, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the 4 November statement by the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief on the government of Cuba's targeting of religious leaders following protests in July.

Answered on

16 November 2021

The UK is concerned by the arrests of religious leaders in Cuba, and reports of their continued maltreatment by the Government of Cuba. We have raised our concerns over ongoing detentions directly with the Cuban Government, both in London and Havana. We are clear that all Cubans should have the right to protest peacefully, and that detention must not be used as a tool to restrict freedom of expression, assembly, and religion. The UK was one of the first countries to call for the Cuban people to be allowed to express their views freely and peacefully following the Cuban Government's response to demonstrations on 11 July. We continue to monitor the situation closely.