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Press Conference – Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church: True facts and fake news
Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 14h
Press Club Brussels Europe
Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
We regret to inform you that this event has been CANCELLED due to preventive measures in connection with the coronavirus outbreak. You can read this White Paper here.
We thank you for your understanding.
REPORT: Freedom of Religion or Belief
This HRWF report exposes the practice of kidnapping, confinement and forced de-conversion that is currently ongoing in South Korea. It discusses the history, cultural context and drivers of this gross human rights violation, highlights 10 individual cases and provides recommendations.
REPORT: Women's Rights & Religion
This HRWF report explores the ways in which religious texts and practices as well as cultural influences and patriarchal systems influence the infringement of women's rights. It aspires to highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee these rights around the world.
As Islamic clerics refuse to stop allowing religious congregations, Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to downplay the coronavirus threat to his country. Could this be a "recipe for disaster" for Pakistan? By Haroon Janjua DW News (31.03.2020) -...
“We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi’a community for this public health crisis” United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (31.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/3dPl6wm -...
"USCIRF is concerned by reports that Shincheonji church members have been blamed for the spread of #coronavirus" By Willy Fautré EU Political Report (27.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/3aAfqEj - A 30-page White Paper that reviews the management of the COVID-19...
Sardar Babayev had been in HRWF Database of FORB Prisoners since his arrest. For the first time, there are now no more FORB prisoners in the country HRWF (01.04.2020) – Imam Sardar Babayev has been released at the normal end of his prison term. He had been arrested on...
Amnesty International (30.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/3bGXJmq - Following today’s ministerial statement to overturn with immediate effect the ban on pregnant girls attending schools, Marta Colomer, Amnesty International’s Acting Deputy Regional Director for West and...