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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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JAPAN: A landmark court decision!

____________________________ JAPAN: A landmark court decision! Kidnappers and deprogrammers to pay dozens of million yen for attempted forceful change of religion By Willy Fautré, HRWF ____________________________ Toru Goto’s case in a nutshell: Toru Goto confined by relatives for 12 years and … Continue reading

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JAPAN Forced change of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

JAPAN Forced change of religion in Japan: UN Human Rights Committee denounces Tokyo’s policy of turning a deaf ear HRWF (25.07.2014) – On 15-16 July, Japan’s human rights record was reviewed in the framework of the 111th session of the … Continue reading

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HIROSHIMA: Latest victim of kidnapping and confinement

____________________________ HIROSHIMA: Latest victim of kidnapping and confinement ____________________________ Hiroshima/Vienna, April 2013 – (FOREF Europe):  According to Mr. Toshiyuki Honda’s report,  just 10 days ago another young woman has been kidnapped and confined in Japan. The Brussels based human rights … Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination in Japan – Testimonies given at UPR Information Meeting (at UN Office Geneva, Oct. 31, 2012)

Religious Discrimination in Japan ________________________________ Geneva, Palais des Nations, 31. 10. 2012 (FOREF) Prior to UPR session on Japan, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in joint sponsorship with Human Rights without Frontiers, the Japanese Victims Association against Kidnapping and Forced … Continue reading

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US reports on religious kidnappings in Japan

Today the US State Department has published its annual International Religious Freedom Report. The Analysis contains a section on religious kidnappings and forced conversions in Japan. The HRWF Report (FOREF has previously published the findings of Human Rights Without Frontiers) … Continue reading

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AMERICA: ICSA annual conference on “sect issues”: a step towards dialogue rather than confrontation

HRWF (11.07.2012) – Between the 5th and 7th July, the “International Cultic Studies Association” (ICSA)* organized its annual conference in Montreal under the title “Manipulation and Victimization”. More than 100 workshops were held by a wide range of actors: sociologists … Continue reading

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