Tag: human rights

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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#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

| November 25, 2018

On 28 November, the St Petersburg City Court will hear an appeal filed against a judge and the FSB (KGBs successor) 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 bipartisan […]

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#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

| September 14, 2018

In the same week that India’s Supreme Court unanimously handed down a widely-applauded judgment decriminalizing gay sex, Malaysia made the headlines for moving in the opposite direction, publicly caning two women for attempting to have lesbian sex. The punishment, believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia, drew sharp criticism from human rights […]

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#Romania’s flawed justice system needs a radical solution

#Romania’s flawed justice system needs a radical solution

| August 21, 2018

By guest contributor Doug Henderson.   Romania does not often make the international headlines and in recent years it has usually been well-attended protests that have drawn some fleeting, global attention. In the past week, the spotlight returned to Romania as protests started again regarding the country’s anti-corruption drive.  International commentators rightly condemned what seemed to […]

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Arrested and tortured for their belief in #China: Also a concern for the #EU.

Arrested and tortured for their belief in #China: Also a concern for the #EU.

| June 28, 2018

A mass crack-down in Chinese religious law has led hundreds of people to imprisonment and torture. As their friends and families seek safety, EU Member States are tending to turn them away – writes Lea Perekrests, Deputy-Director, Human Rights Without Frontiers  Three men stepped out of the white van and, without showing any identification or papers, forced […]

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