By Thomas Lewton Thomson Reuters Foundation (05.03.2018) – http://tmsnrt.rs/2p9cTLo – Balancing a heavy clay pot on his head with a baby tied to his back, policeman Francis Ogweng caused a scene as he marched down the busy highway towards Uganda’s capital, Kampala. With traffic backed up to the horizon, crowds of men stared […]CONTINUE READING →
A 34-year-old woman in El Salvador has been freed after spending 15 years in jail for having an abortion. BBC (14.03.2018) – http://bbc.in/2pcDOoZ – Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released after her 30-year sentence for aggravated murder was reduced. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, a predominantly Roman Catholic nation, in any circumstances. […]CONTINUE READING →
Legislation criminalises violence against women, but some claim law falls short, leaving domestic abuse victims at risk By Ahmed El Amraoui Al Jazeera (08.03.2018) – http://bit.ly/2oUtLWv – A new law in Morocco criminalising violence towards women has divided opinion, with some observers applauding the legislation as progress while critics claim some women would still […]CONTINUE READING →
JTA (10.03.2018) — http://bit.ly/2tFggyJ — The number of incidents involving anti-Semitic vandalism recorded in the Netherlands last year increased by 40 percent, to a 10-year high of 28 cases. The increase in vandalism was part of a small overall rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 over 2016, the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, […]CONTINUE READING →
HRWF (13.03.2018) – After a continuous increase from 2008 to 2016, the number of vandalism incidents targeting Christian and Muslim graves and places of worship decreased in 2017 but violent acts against Jews were on the rise and vandalism cases against Jewish sites increased by 22% in comparison with 2016, according to the Ministry of […]CONTINUE READING →
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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 […]