HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 c321W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries about which his Department has received reports of Christians suffering civil rights abuses because of their religion. [72704]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

We routinely receive information from our posts overseas and from a very wide range of academic, NGO, media and other sources, on the human rights situations worldwide, including religious freedom and the position of Christians. Over the past year we have received reports about countries including: Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Indonesia and China.

We always view such matters seriously and frequently take them up with the governments concerned.

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