Free speech decision in Washington DC overturns lower court restrictions
A trio of pro-life counselors won a major free speech legal victory when a District of Columbia appeals court ordered a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit against them.
Pakistan court upholds death sentence of Christian brothers in blasphemy case
Pakistan’s abuse of its religious minorities continues, with long imprisonments and faulty decisions once again putting people at risk of the death penalty
A Tehran court sentences seven Christians, including a clergyman, to a total of 32 years in prison
The Iranian court system (and regime) continues to be the bad joke with which we are so familiar with. When judges insert themselves into their cases it is never a good result,
US Supreme Court sides with ‘government’ over faith in Covid mandate decision
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to block New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers without religious exemption,
Vietnam crushes human rights advocate for her activism
Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang has been sentenced to nine years in prison. She was convicted of anti-State propaganda under Article 88 of the Criminal Code at a one-day trial on 14 December.
Russian court acquits a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges
On 22 November, a court in Vladivostok issued the first acquittal of a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges since the Supreme Court ordered the liquidation of all Jehovah's Witness organisations as extremist and prohibited their activities in 2017.
An American Univeristy crosses the line on religious freedom of students
University of Iowa found guilty of religious discrimination. The crime: forcing student groups to accept University appointed leaders for their group. Groups argued that UI targeted them for requiring student leaders to sign a statement of faith.
How killer on drugs escaped French trial for anti-Semitic murder
Judges ruled that Kobili Traoré had been undergoing a "psychotic episode" at the time of the attack on his 65 year old neighbour and that his "discernment" had been "abolished". This is spite of a long history by the defendant of antisemitic behavior
Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor
Calgary Police and Alberta Health Services apply for and receive a secret warrant - “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to the building of the church led by Pastor Artur Pawlowski.