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24 January

Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws

For more information on blasphemy laws around the world, please see USCIRF's recent comprehensive report.

24 January

China brings its cruel crackdown on Uighur advocates to the U.S.

I have had the privilege of meeting with Ziba Murat and Rushan Abbas to hear their agonizing story - of a elderly relative, a retired medical doctor being punished by the Chinese regime because they dare to speak up about the Uighur persecution.

24 January

Turkish Parliamentary approves extradition with China in its hunt for Uyghur refugees

China continues to expand its global reach to punish those who dare to speak out about the regime’s abuses.

24 January

USCIRF Condemns Harsh Sentence for Christian Bookseller in China

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the harsh and disproportionate sentence handed down to Chinese Christian bookseller Chen Yu.

24 January

Attacks on Christian churches at Christmas in Nigeria results in death and destruction

We need to keep reminding the world of the impact of hatred – Boko Haram continues its campaign of viciousness

06 January

The Torture in My Mind

The Right to Mental Health for Rohingya Survivors of Genocide in Myanmar and Bangladesh, addresses the unimaginable trauma faced by many in the Rohinga community.

06 January

A region in Sudan is allowing the construction of church buildings

The Governor of Sudan’s Gezira state, Abdalla Ali Ahmed Idriss, has authorized the construction of four church buildings and has granted land for the construction, in what is a unique historic development.

Bodnarius family
05 January

Court dismisses legal challenge against Norway's removal of children from Christian parents

A five year old battle over parental rights in Norway fails to come to a solid resolution.

31 December

Hindu temple demolished in Pakistan province

Another example of the failure of Pakistan to put in place the controls to limit extremism.

30 December

USCIRF Calls for Release of Ramy Kamel

Coptic activist Ramy Kamel was arrested in late 2019 by Egyptian authorities and has been held in pretrial detention since. This call for his release comes following news of his rapidly declining health.

Children ride on bicycles past a wall broken by Boko Haram who kidnapped students from their school (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
16 December

Islamic Terror Group Kidnaps Nigerian Students

In December over 300 Nigerian School children were abducted. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The students were freed a week later.

14 December

Boko Haram claims attack in Niger that killed dozens

Attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern spread to neighbouring countries such as Niger, Cameroon and Chad. Here is the account of a preChristmas attack in Niger

14 December

Christmas in China’s prison cells

Here is a tribute to so many in China who were paying a price this Christmas for their courage.

09 December

It's Time to Get Concerned About Russia

Russian persecution of religious minorities has continued to accelerate over the last year. While the evidence is abundant, the consequences have been minimal and Russia has only accelerated its persecution in recent years.

09 December

Detention of human rights defender Ramy Kamel

On 27 February 2020, the Criminal Court of Cairo rejected the appeal of human rights defender Ramy Kamel and renewed his detention for an additional 15 days. The human rights defender has been detained since 23 November 2019.

08 December

Extremist Group Arrests Villagers in Syria

Although the Yazidi community had suffered immense persecution at the hands of ISIS, their safety is not assured even as people return to the area in which the once lived as other groups move and continue persecution.

23 November

Washington can Help Free Turkey's Highest-Profile Prisoner of Conscience

Among advocates for Turkey's minorities, Osman Kavala is a secular saint. As a philanthropist, he has been the benefactor of initiatives to document and restore heritage sites, support arts and culture and fund intercommunal reconciliation projects.

28 October

UN HRC 45 Side Event: China Bans Faith for All Children

Here is an introduction to a very important event highlighting the incredible pressure China is putting on parents and children as they continue to decimate personal rights, in this case the right to belief.

President Emmanuel Macron
03 October

France moves to ban homeschooling in 2021

French President Macron moves to destroy educational freedoms in France

The Snezhkov family at a protest in Gomel on September 27
03 October

Old Believers denounce illegal detention of peaceful family in Belarus

Children taken by Belarus officials after parent express personal beliefs by protesting

01 October

A Bill is being proposed in the United States to outlaw the Chinese Communist Party

The Bill would designate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a transnational organized crime group.

The watchdog says it has had to suspend its campaign and research work in India (file photo - Getty Images)
29 September

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Big news out of India – continuing pressure from Modi government forces the closure of Amnesty International operations in India.

Members of the mob damage a home in one of the villages. Credit: CSW
29 September

Christian families from tribal communities in five villages attacked by mob

Christian families belonging to the Scheduled Tribe community located in five villages in Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh had their homes ransacked and farmland and property destroyed by a large mob in attacks which took place over two days.

28 September

Genocide Should Be Bad For Business

How far Do regimes like China and Mynamar have to go before right minded people and governments make them pay a price for their cruelty?

24 September

China continues to erase the cultures of its own citizens’

The Chinese Government has embarked on a systematic and intentional campaign to rewrite the cultural heritage of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).