Prosecuting Religious Organizations and Believers SOVA Center for Information and Analysis (10.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2mMxvuj – On October 13, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a Declaration on Freedom of Religion in Russia. The declaration was signed by 28 deputies from 14 European countries. The authors of the declaration noted that, “whilst […]CONTINUE READING →
By Sonia Farid Al Arabiya English (20.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2A05Ity – “We said nothing when one church was closed, so it got worse and a second, then a third were closed, and a fourth is on its way as if praying is a crime for which Copts are punished,” said a statement issued by the […]CONTINUE READING →
World Watch Monitor (20.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2z7ure4 – A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on 9 November. Authorities in Oran claimed […]CONTINUE READING →
The Washington Post (09.11.2017) – http://wapo.st/2Aimfvy – An appeals court in Mauritania has released a blogger who had been sentenced to death for an online post deemed blasphemous by authorities. The court in Nouadhibou city on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir to two years in prison and a fine. He has already served […]CONTINUE READING →
By Jonathan Andrews World Watch Monitor (17.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2j9IXeH – It is sometimes said that the Middle East is being denuded of Christians. Against this, church leaders throughout the Middle East urge Christians to remain in their country, or, where conflict makes that impossible, then to at least stay in the region. The emigration […]CONTINUE READING →
Fariba Kamalabadi, one of the seven members of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran who were imprisoned due to religious beliefs, has been released after completing her unjust 10-year prison sentence. You can read more on her release here. The remaining five are still behind bars. See their story below and sign […]
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