U.K. Government says it is “concerned about the treatment of religious minorities in Algeria, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.”

Dec 31, 2020 | Featured parliamentary activity

Ahmadiyya Muslims are persecuted in Algeria

Lord Alton of Liverpool – To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria about the treatment of Ahmadis in that country; and if they have not made any such representations, what plans they have to do so.
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon – The UK is committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) for all, and promoting respect between different religious and non- religious communities. Promoting the right to FoRB is one of the UK’s longstanding human rights policy priorities. Her Majesty’s Government is concerned about the treatment of religious minorities in Algeria, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Our Embassy in Algiers is in regular contact with minority religious groups, and has contacted local Ahmadi representatives to understand their concerns and how best to support them. We continue to raise the difficulties encountered by minority religious groups in freely practicing their faith at senior official and ministerial level. Most recently Her Majesty’s Ambassador raised Freedom of Religion or Belief with the Minister of Interior in November 2020.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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