Category Archives: Russia

US Statement on Religious Freedom – OSCE / ODIHR in Warsaw (Annual Meeting, 2018)

Working Session 7: Fundamental freedoms 1, including: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Warsaw, September 13, 2018 https://osce.usmission.gov/hdim-working-session-7-fundamental-freedoms-1/ Promoting and defending international religious freedom is a fundamental … Continue reading

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OSCE / HDIM Warsaw: Russia’s Persecution of the Jehovah Witnesses – Joined Statement by HRWF & FOREF Europe

And we are sorry to observe that the Russian Federation is also demonstrating its contempt for political commitments undertaken here, in the OSCE. The persecution of an entire religious community by a participating State is unique in the history of the Helsinki Process. It sets a terrifying precedent as evidence of the failure of this organization to protect human rights. Continue reading

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PRESSEMITTEILUNG: FOREF & HRWF fordern Religionsfreiheit in Russland

Anlässlich Putin Besuch – Appell an Politiker:  “Österreich kann nicht einfach zur Tagesordnung übergehen” (Wien, 4. Juni 2018) Wenn der russische Präsident Vladimir Putin sich am Dienstag mit Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen und Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz trifft, werden sie auch ihre … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation and Religious Freedom in the Spotlight- Side Session at the United Nations Geneva (2018-05-14) A panel of human rights and freedom of religion experts, as well as the leader of Hinduism in Russia have been invited by … Continue reading

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Intervention at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Russian Federation’s illegal ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses Intervention by Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), in cooperation with the Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) Warsaw, Thursday 14 September 2017  OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting: Working Session 6: Freedom … Continue reading

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Condemn Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban

Statement for the OSCE – Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) I: Freedom of Religion or Belief 22-23 June 2017, Vienna Condemn Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban By the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe and Human Rights Without Frontiers Vienna, 23 June 2017 – … Continue reading

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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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