Mexico: Protestantism

(asked on 24th September 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Mexican counterpart on the case of six Protestant Christian families in El Encanto village, Las Margaritas Municipality, Chiapas who had their electricity cut off on 27 July because they refused to sign an agreement which obliged them to participate in religious activities associated with the Catholic religion.


Answered by
Wendy Morton Portrait
Wendy Morton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 29th September 2020

We are aware of reports of the removal of some Mexican Protestants' access to water, electricity, and other basic services in Mexico. The British Embassy in Mexico City has raised this specific case with the Mexican authorities, who have agreed to look into it. The UK Government continues to engage regularly with Mexican authorities at ministerial, official, and state level to discuss human rights, including Freedom of Religion or Belief, and to support a broad human rights agenda in Mexico.

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