Tag: human rights

#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

| March 29, 2019

EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Wednesday (27 March), the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, be […]

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Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

| March 19, 2019

Members of a Chinese Church are denied asylum across the EU as national immigration offices remain unaware of their story and the magnitude of the persecution – writesLea Perekrests, deputy director of Human Rights Without Frontiers Recently, news regarding the complete absence of freedom of religion or belief in China has been seeping out of […]

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International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

| February 20, 2019

A major conference has been held in Istanbul, Turkey by the International Conscience Movement, an NGO who’s aim is to attention to the suffering of women who are being tortured, raped, executed, imprisoned and made refugees since the beginning of the war in Syria. Their aim is to make advocacy and initiate diplomatic attempts to […]

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Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

| January 23, 2019

“At least 45 Chinese reporters working underground for an Italy-based media outlet were arrested, interrogated, and accused of espionage in China in the last six months,” declared Marco Respinti, a panelist at a conference on religious freedom in China organized this Wednesday at the European Parliament – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. […]

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The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

| January 10, 2019

When refugees flee the misery of the conditions in their country-of-origin for Turkey, they carry little more with them than fervent hopes for a better life. Yearning to finally have broken free of the unbearable hardships of their former existence, it is all too easy to believe this is a chance to leave behind the […]

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#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Religious persecution in #China

#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Religious persecution in #China

| December 11, 2018

Chinese authorities estimate that the Church of Almighty God has up to 4 million followers. It’s probably exaggeration but another Christian missionary organization reckons that it has more than a million members. Fear of government persecution has driven religious groups in China underground, making an accurate head count of any group’s followers virtually impossible. It’s […]

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#Russia lawyer accuses judge of falsification in the case of a prisoner of conscience

#Russia lawyer accuses judge of falsification in the case of a prisoner of conscience

| December 4, 2018

On 28 November, the St Petersburg City Court postponed to 6 December an appeal filed against Judge Evgeny Isakov in St Petersburg by the defense lawyer of the leader of the Scientology Church, Ivan Matsitsky, who in September was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a […]

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