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Afghanistan: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 107620, tabled on 19 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment has she made of the potential risks faced by religious minorities in Afghanistan.

Answered on

24 January 2022

The UK is committed to protecting the rights of minority faith communities in Afghanistan. FCDO officials regularly raise human rights, including rights of members of minority groups, in discussions with the Taliban. On 15 December the Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth, the Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Lord Herbert of South Downs held a roundtable with NGOs to discuss the ongoing challenges faced by vulnerable groups, including religious minorities.

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