Category Archives: Russia

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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Understanding the Ideology behind the Soviet-style Crackdown on Religious Minorities

Spiritual Security in Putin’s Russia An Analysis by Julie Elkner   London/Moscow, 01.01.2005 (History and Policy) – Julie Elkner has earned her PhD in history at King’s College, Cambridge. Her dissertation research examined the cult of the secret police in Soviet … Continue reading

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“Sekte” kein existierender Rechtsbegriff, Kooperation mit Russisch-Orthodoxer Kirche trotz Laicité

FRANKREICH: FECRIS wird von der französischen Regierung finanziert, keine “NGO” Stellungnahme von CAP am OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warschau Übersetzung von FOREF Europa Paris/Warschau, 27.09.2016 (CAP) – Die Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers Pour la Liberté de Conscience … Continue reading

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Freedom of Conscience, Freedom of Expression under Attack. Religious Liberty expected to be severely restricted.

Russia: Counterterror Law tightened, Basic Freedoms threatened By IVAN NECHEPURENKO     Moscow/Russia, 24.06.2016 (NYT) – Russian lawmakers adopted on Friday a set of measures that proponents said were aimed at combating terrorism, but that human rights activists condemned as … Continue reading

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Gets Caught Plagiarizing: FECRIS Member and Member of Russian Ministry of Justice Expert Council on Religious Studies

____________________________ Is FECRIS faking it again? Russian FECRIS Member Kuzmin Gets Caught Plagiarizing By Vladimir Morozov ____________________________ MOSCOW, March 23, 2014 – An “academic” work recently examined for plagiarism was a Master dissertation by Mr Alexander Kuzmin, a FECRIS member and member … Continue reading

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