Category Archives: Legislation

BELGIUM: A QUESTIONABLE ARREST OF A WOMAN-ACTIVIST

OPEN LETTER To the Honorable Koen Geens Minister of Justice   July 18, 2018 Dear Mr. Geens, I am writing on behalf of the Forum for Religious Freedom Europe, an independent, nongovernmental human rights monitoring organization based in Vienna. We … Continue reading

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CHINA: RELIGION UNDER ATTACK

Denial of Religious Freedom in China Threatens Idea of Freedom Itself By Aaron Rhodes As a human rights activist, I consider the denial of religious freedom, including the persecution of members of the Church of Almighty God, and the denial … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN: New Assault on Ahmadiyya Muslims

Pakistan:  Officials Take Part in a New Assault on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (FOREF – Vienna, 26. May 2018) The Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) condemns in the strongest terms the 23 May 2018 attack on the Baitul … Continue reading

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REPORT: Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan

Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan Face an Existential Threat: New Report   The persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan has worsened in the last several years, as Ahmadis are “violently targeted, intimidated, and harassed at all levels of society. Impunity and … Continue reading

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Open Letter by FOREF Europe

PAKISTAN: Threats against Ahmadiyya Community on the Rise Open letter to Honorable Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Vienna/Islamabad, 03.02.2018 (FOREF) – With great concern FOREF Europe has been observing the increasing rate of violations against fundamental freedoms in Pakistan. … 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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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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