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Both Ukraine and Russia violate religious freedom

Both Ukraine and Russia violate Religious Freedom Vienna / Brussels, 19 May 2017 – The Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), independent and nonpartisan human rights organizations, called on Ukraine and Russia to cease exploiting … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Statements on the recent Jehovah’s Witness Ban

On Video: Experts React to Threat of Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia On April 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is expected to rule on whether to liquidate and ban the activity of all legal entities used by … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Press Release by FOREF and HRWF

Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned in Russia Human Rights Organizations appeal to Russia’s Supreme Court and Presidential Administration. VIENNA/BRUSSELS, 10. 5. 2017 (FOREF – Europe/HRWF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) urge the … Continue reading

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JAPAN Forced change of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

JAPAN Forced change of religion in Japan: UN Human Rights Committee denounces Tokyo’s policy of turning a deaf ear HRWF (25.07.2014) – On 15-16 July, Japan’s human rights record was reviewed in the framework of the 111th session of the … Continue reading

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Hungarian Government Moves Against Religious Minorities

Hungarian Government Moves Against Religious Minorities, In Disregard of Ruling by European Court of Human Rights Budapest, 28 04 2014 Enjoying a 2/3 majority in Parliament after being freshly reelected by 44% of the popular vote, the government of Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Rudy Salles fails to export anti-religious policies to the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe

Rudy Salles fails to export anti-religious policies to the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe PRESS RELEASE 10. Apr. 2014 – Strasbourg (EIFRF): The recommendations of French MP Rudy Salles which would have had the effect of exporting … Continue reading

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Anti-religiöse Richtlinien des Europaabgeordneten Rudy Salles im Europarat abgelehnt

PRESSE AUSSENDUNG European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom Anti-religiöse Richtlinien des Europaabgeordneten Rudy Salles im Europarat abgelehnt Strassburg, 10.4.2014 (EIFRF): Die Empfehlungen des französischen Europaratsabgeordneten Rudy Salles wurden im Europarat nicht angenommen. Er wollte die existierenden französischen antireligiösen Richtlinien in … Continue reading

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