HRWF Prisoners Database
Human Rights Without Frontiers tracks incidents worldwide where people are imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief.
SURVEY: State repression of Uyghur women
HRWF is conducting a confidential survey of Uyghur women to learn more about their experiences in China and East Turkestan. The survey is secure and submissions are encrypted to ensure the highest level of safeguarding the information provided. The survey is available in Uyghur and English. If you’re a Uyghur woman, we would greatly appreciate your participation!
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REPORT: Women's Rights & Religion
This report by HRWF addresses early, forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, violence against women, 'honour' killing, public dress codes, and reproductive rights. Through these various violations of women's rights, the report explores the ways in which religious texts, practices, cultural influences, and patriarchal systems influence or motivate the infringement of these rights; and to discover and highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee women’s rights around the world. read more
Also religious oath was abolished! By Vassilis Tsarnas Greek Helsinki Monitor (14.09.2019) - https://bit.ly/31zMfgF - Blasphemy law will be abolished in Greece from 1 July 2019, when new criminal law comes into effect. The change comes as part of a wide-ranging...read more
For the first time, the article of the Criminal Code against ‘xie jiao’ (“heterodox teachings”) is used in Xinjiang to indict 18 Jehovah’s Witnesses. By Massimo Introvigne Bitter Winter (14.06.2019) - https://bit.ly/2FiniwG - ChinaAid reports that 18...read more
- By Vanessa Frangville, Rune Steenberg -Foreign Policy (14.06.2019) - https://bit.ly/31rRmzc - Approximately 1.5 million people, mostly members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, have been held in detention camps in China’s western region of Xinjiang since 2017....read more
Minghui (10.06.2019) - https://bit.ly/2IgcYXP - According to information compiled by Minghui.org, the month of April 2019 recorded 38 new cases of Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to prison by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) court system. Falun Gong, also known...read more
Shamil Rasulovich Khakimov is a 68-year-old pensioner. He was arrested in February and was interrogated in the absence of a lawyer. The ban on the sacred text of his religion violates international norms on the treatment of prisoners. AsiaNews.it (08.06.2019)...read more