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Arbitrary Detention of Two Members of Minority Religion

MOLDOVA: New court hearing of Calestru and Savencov planned next Tuesday Their wives hope that their pre-trial detention will not be extended again and they will be released Chișinău/Moldova, 21.01.2016 (HRWF) – On 26th January, there will be a new court … Continue reading

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UC Members welcome Decision of Office of Religious Affairs

___________________________ Austria: Unification Church recognized as Confessional Community ___________________________ VIENNA, 20.06.2015 (FOREF) – The Austrian branch of the Unification Church (UC) has officially been registered by the Office of Religious Affairs (Kultusamt) on June 15, 2015. About 40 years after … Continue reading

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Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom

____________________________ Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom By Aaron Rhodes, Co-authored by Patricia Duval and Willy Fautré ____________________________ TOKYO/WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014 (Huffington Post) – For decades, Japanese authorities have looked the other way when families have attempted to … 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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Japanese man wins landmark lawsuit on religious oppression

Japanese man wins landmark lawsuit on religious oppression ____________________________ Washinton, Feb 1 2014 (The Washington Times) – A Japanese man who had been kidnapped by family members and subjected to violent attempts to renounce his religion has won a court … Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination in Japan: Victims Testify at UN – Geneva

Mrs. Mitsuko Antal, Unification Church member, victim of kidnapping and confinement for the purpose of religious de-conversion testifies at UN Geneva VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/52526170 “Religious Discrimination in Japan” Geneva, Palais des Nations, 31. 10. 2012 (FOREF) Prior to UPR session on … 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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