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Baha’i community in Qatar

EDM (Early Day Motion) 94: tabled on 23 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the increasingly precarious situation of the Baha’i community in Qatar; expresses concern over reports that several Baha’is have been subject to administrative deportation and blacklisting from employment; notes the annex to the March 2022 report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the alarming findings of the report as regards the treatment of the Baha’i community in Qatar; recalls the strong ties between the UK and Qatar, and the recent visit to this country of His Excellency, the Emir of Qatar; and calls on the Government to encourage the Qatari authorities to review Section D of the Special Rapporteur’s Annex, containing recommendations, and urge the Qataris to resolve the legal status of both Baha’i citizens and residents living in the Emirate.