Category Archives: Torture

Joint Statement: Stop FoRB violations against minority religion in China and East Asia!

NGOs Condemn Persecution against the Church of Almighty God Joint Statement Thousands of members of the Church of Almighty God (CAG) have been incarcerated in China, following a further crackdown on unauthorized religious organizations. According to the rough statistics, more than … Continue reading

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Participating States and Civil Society Representatives searching for methods to defend FoRB rights of Christians

OSCE Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians  Report by HRWF  Vienna, 14.12.2016 (HRWF) – The conference on “Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians” held under the German OSCE chairmanship on 14 December, 2016, in Vienna was a follow … Continue reading

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UN Rebuts China for its "Cult" Stigmatization

UN Rebuts China for its “Cult” Stigmatization ______________________________________________________________________ On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Prof. Heiner Bielefeldt drew the world’s attention, once again, to China’s persecution of Falun Gong. He … Continue reading

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“I am a survivor of torture myself”

“I am a survivor of torture myself”new UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez _______________________________________________  GENEVA (4 November 2010) – Human rights defender Juan E. Méndez, from Argentina, has taken over as the new Special Rapporteur appointed by the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Resident Believed to be the Latest Kidnap Victim in Japan

A 30-year-old Japanese bank employee is believed to be the latest victim of kidnapping and forced confinement, according to reports from Japanese Unification Church officials. She is among five active Japanese church members believed to be held against their will … Continue reading

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