Category Archives: religious persecution

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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Hungary Breached Freedom of Religion

____________________________ European Court of Human Rights: Hungary Breached Freedom of Religion by Veronika Gulyas ____________________________ BUDAPEST, April 8, 2014 (TWSJ) –The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Hungary breached the freedom of religion and the freedom of association when stripped … Continue reading

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Copts Denounce Egyptian Government Over Killings

Copts Denounce Egyptian Government Over Killings   The New York Times   Coptic Christians demonstrated in Cairo on Monday in reaction to the deaths the night before of at least 24 people in clashes between Copts and the army. … Continue reading

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JAPAN: Missing Japanese Man Suspected Victim of Kidnapping and Faith-Breaking

 JAPAN: Missing Japanese Man Suspected Victim of Kidnapping and Faith-Breaking “The 32-year-old man from the Nagoya, Japan has not been seen by fellow Unification Church members since September 5. Both the church and his place of work have reported … Continue reading

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