Shadow Foreign Secretary pledges support

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP spoke at a meeting in Parliament yesterday hosted by Christians on the Left in partnership with this APPG. Under the title International Religious Freedom – the next human rights frontier? he emphasised that “The government has a responsibility and an opportunity in this moment to take action on this issue,” adding “People of all faiths and none should be horrified by the persecution of Christians.”

He pledged that “Freedom of religion or belief would absolutely remain a human rights priority for Labour.” Read his speech in full