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Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks China and Iran are the two countries in which the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers International has identified the highest number of believers imprisoned for exercising their basic rights to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The violations are detailed in the NGO’s last annual prisoners’ list “Behind Bars for their […]

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Opinion: Kazakhstan’s importance for Central Asia, the EU, China and Russia: Relations in progress

Opinion: Kazakhstan’s importance for Central Asia, the EU, China and Russia: Relations in progress

By Political Analyst Vira Ratsiborynska, European Parliament The Central Asian region has a strategic geopolitical location, an enormous economic and energy potential and abundant wealth of resources that represent an important factor of interest for many leading economic world powers such as the EU, Russia and China.   The Central Asian region has a rich history […]

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EU Auditors: Assistance to Central Asia well planned but implementation slow and variable

EU Auditors: Assistance to Central Asia well planned but implementation slow and variable

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has published today (14 January) a Special Report (13/2013), European Union development Assistance to Central Asia. The ECA examined how the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) planned and managed development assistance to Central Asian republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the period 2007-2012. The […]

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Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has just released its Annual World Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners List – three newly elected member states of the UN Human Rights Council and five other members are on its list of 24 countries: China, Morocco and Saudi Arabia  and India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Libya and South Korea respectively. […]

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EU-Central Asia Ministerial in Brussels

EU-Central Asia Ministerial in Brussels

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The EU-Central Asia Ministerial meeting taking place today (20 November) is the first to be held in Brussels. It is the tenth ministerial since the Central Asia Strategy was adopted by the European Council in 2007. All Central Asian countries have hosted this ministerial at least once. On behalf of High Representative/Vice President (HR/VP) Catherine […]

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