After 2 weeks from his arrest, despite the assurances of the security forces that he would be released in 5 days, there is no information of the whereabouts and the condition of Mohammad Ali Torabi. Moreover, the family of this newly converted Christian, due to security fears, has failed to retain a lawyer in the […]CONTINUE READING →
The Russian Orthodox Free Church argues the authorities take sides with the official Orthodox Church (Application no. 32895/13). HRWF (23.10.2017) – In the case Bryansk-Tula Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Free Church against Russia lodged on 19 April 2013, the European Court addressed a number of questions to the parties in May of this year. The case concerns […]CONTINUE READING →
Hare Krishna accused the public authorities of dissemination of false information about their movement (Application no. 37477/11) HRWF (23.10.2017) – Earlier this year, the European Court addressed a number of questions to the parties in the case “Centralised Religious Organisation Centre of Krishna Consciousness Societies in Russia and Mikhail Aleksandrovich FROLOV against Russia” (Application no. 37477/11) […]CONTINUE READING →
Interview with Willy Fautré by Human Rights Lawyers Network Without Frontiers (USA) Why does HRWF campaign against the hiring of North Korean workers in Poland ? Many other foreign laborers are working in that country and there is no protest. North Koreans that are sent to Polish shipyards and construction worksites are subject, by their […]CONTINUE READING →
Join us as Willy Fautre, Director of HRWF, speaks on a panel about North Korea and the Escalation of a Global Crisis: Any role for the EU? Hope to see you there!
On 18 September 2017, Baha’i leader, Mahvash Sabet, was released from prison in Iran after serving 10 years behind bars because of her faith. She is the first of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders to be released. You can read more on her release here. The remaining six are still behind bars. Read their story and […]
It’s been one year since Nabeel Masih, a 16-year-old Christian (now 17) in Pakistan, was jailed on 18th September 2016 for a Facebook post that was allegedly blasphemous. A Muslim friend accused him of “sharing” and “liking” on Facebook a “defamed and disrespected” photo of the Kaaba, the holiest Islamic site in Mecca. Nabeel was charged under […]