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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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Maintaining diversity is key to counter extremism, Open doors reports

Christians ‘excluded’ from Iraq’s reconstruction plans By World Watch Monitor Baghdad, 27.01.2017 (WWM) – Christians are being excluded from the reconstruction plans for northern Iraq, further eroding the likelihood of their return once Islamic State has been militarily defeated there, … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE

FRENCH POLITICIANS MOVE TO CRIMINALIZE ANTI-ABORTION INFORMATION Measure would put France in the “global vanguard of religious discrimination” – An “outright attack on freedom of speech” Press Release by FOREF Europe French version / German version (PDF) Paris/Vienna, 20.12.2016 (FOREF – Europe) … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time

The Freedom of Religion as a Human Rights Priority  Comment by Aaron Rhodes Vienna, 10.12.2016 (FOREF) – The following is based on a presentation by Dr. Aaron Rhodes at the Seminar, “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time,” held in the … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Austria’s Anti-Cult Scene: Over-ageing of Main Actors and Decline of Public Interest

GSK: Is the FECRIS-branch of Austria Becoming a Shadow of Itself? By HRWF Vienna/Austria, 10.11.2016 (HRWF) – The landmark survey “Freedom of Religion or Belief – Anti-Sect Movements and State Neutrality. A Case Study: FECRIS” published in 2012 already contained a … Continue reading

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Rogers: “Church must take a stand against Xi Jinping’s brutality as it did against Caesar’s, Stalin’s and Hitler’s”

CHINA: An Open Letter To Pope Francis  By Benedict Rogers, 07.11.2016 Dear Holy Father, Like every true Catholic in the world, I love you and respect your authority as the Successor of St Peter. Like a great many people in … Continue reading

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Recurrent abuse of blasphemy laws, forged charges against school director

Pakistan: Christian seeks police help, instead receives death sentence for ‘blasphemy’ The Science Locus School of Science & Arts in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Gujranwala/Pakistan, 2016-07-01 (WWM) – An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for committing blasphemy against the … Continue reading

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