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Kuwait: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 28373, tabled on 30 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Kuwaiti counterpart on (a) the rights of Shia Muslims in Kuwait and (b) the Government's assessment of the legality of sentences against Shia figures in Kuwait; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

8 July 2022

We have a close relationship with Kuwait and regularly discuss a wide range of issues including the importance of rights for all religious groups in Kuwait. Kuwait has independent courts and an independent legal system. I visited Kuwait in May for our regular Ministerial Dialogue where I discussed a wide range of topics with the Foreign Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister, as well as meeting with civil society representatives.