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FRANCE: COVID-19: A church of the St Pius X Society in Paris faces ‘fake news’ and stigmatisationCovid-19: Une église de la Fraternité de St Pie X à Paris face aux ‘fake news’ et à la stigmatisation – 29.05.2020
CHINA – SPAIN: Fled religious persecution in China, now waiting for refugee status in Spain since 2017 – 28.05.2020
CHINA – SPAIN: From China to Spain to flee discriminatory arrests and torture – 27.05.2020
FRANCE: Covid-19: Scapegoating an Evangelical church in Mulhouse – 19.05.2020
SOUTH KOREA: Deprogramming in South Korea – 17.05.2020
IRAN: Baha’is in Prison – 23.04.2020
IRAN: HRWF welcomes the release of Fatemeh Bakhteri – 16.04.2020
SOUTH KOREA: COVID-19 and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea: A White Paper reveals the truth – 27.03.2020
MOROCCO: French authorities oblige a French citizen and university professor to marry in Morocco and, consequently, to convert to Islam – 23.03.2020
SOMALIA: ‘I feel the danger is increasing around me day by day’ – 13.03.2020
SOMALIA: Conditional presidential amnesty for a Somalian professor jailed for blasphemy – 12.02.2020
SOUTH KOREA: Seoul has a legal obligation to put an end to coercive change of religion – 10.02.2020
SOUTH KOREA: Sun Hwa KIM killed by her ex-husband – 20.01.2020


SOUTH KOREA: Forced change of religion: Kim Hyun-Kyung detained for 44 days – 19.12.2019
RUSSIA: Over a hundred believers of several faiths behind bars – 18.12.2019
SOUTH KOREA: Case of Tae Kyun KIM – 26.11.2019
SOUTH KOREA: Case of Ha-Seong WEE – 04.11.2019
ALGERIA: Persecution of Ahmadis – 31.10.2019
FRANCE: Anti-Muslim incidents: Constant annual decreases since 2010 – 30.10.2019
LATVIA: A NGO denounces the interference of the Parliament in the choice of the Orthodox Church leadership – 21.10.2019
SUDAN: A desperate call for help from a Sudanese ex-Muslim atheist – 17.10.2019
SOUTH KOREA: Case of So-yeon JUNG: An attempted forcible change of religion by a Presbyterian anti-cult association resulted in divorce – 16.10.2019
FRANCE: From Warsaw to Paris: MIVILUDES will cease to exist on 1 January 2020 – 01.10.2019
OSCE/ODIHR: Open Letter to the OSCE/ODIHR – 30.09.2019
RUSSIA: Six more Jehovah’s Witnesses convicted and sentenced to years in prison – 19.09.2019
RUSSIA: HRWF statement at the OSCE/ ODIHR: Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other peaceful believers – 19.09.2019
SOUTH KOREA: Hye Jeong Lim: VIDEO of her kidnapping masterminded by her family and a Presbyterian pastor – 18.09.2019
FRANCE – MOROCCO: Un citoyen et universitaire français contraint de se convertir à l’Islam / A French citizen and professor obliged to convert to Islam – (11.09.2019)
SOUTH KOREA: Case of Yoon-Jin LEE: How Presbyterian de-conversion teachings about kidnapping and sequestration destroyed a family – 04.09.2019
SOUTH KOREA: 50 days of confinement for forced de-conversion: Management of the case by the police and the judiciary (2) – 02.09.2019
SOUTH KOREA: Hyeon-Jeong KIM: 50 days of confinement for forced de-conversion (1) – 22.08.2019
EUROPEAN UNION: Recent arsons targeting churches in Europe – 21.08.2019
RUSSIA: 226 Jehovah’s Witnesses are facing criminal charges in Russia and Crimea – 18.07.2019
SOUTH KOREA: A young woman died in an attempt to forcibly de-convert her in sequestration conditions – 08.07.2019
RUSSIA: A Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to a heavy fine for worshipping – 05.07.2019
ALGERIA: A young Christian fined in Akbou – 01.07.2019
RUSSIA: Dennis Christensen’s six-year prison sentence maintained on appeal – 23.05.2019
UKRAINE: President Zelenski, religion and Orthodox Churches – 24.04.2019
SYRIA: Christian victims of war and violence: Infographic – 20.04.2019
WORLD: Op-ed- Extreme violence, self-identification and religion – 12.04.2019
CHINA: New report accuses the CCP of mass-scale human rights violations – 11.03.2019
UKRAINE: Will the Ukrainian Orthodox Church linked to Moscow suffer from a haemorrhage of its parishes? – 10.03.2019
RUSSIA: One of two U.S. Mormons detained in southern Russia to be deported, a second may follow – 07.03.2019
FRANCE: Statistics: Anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish and anti-Christian incidents in 2018 – 18.02.2019
UKRAINE: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, a Kremlin’s Trojan horse in Ukraine’s presidential election? – 18.02.2019
RUSSIA: Moscow – Beijing: the anti-cult axis of evil – 14.02.2019
FRANCE: Church of Scientology wins case in appellate court of Caen against the former head of Miviludes, Georges Fenech – 13.02.2019
RUSSIA: Dennis Christensen behind bars for 6 years: Outcry of the international community – 11.02.2019
CHINA/NETHERLANDS: From China to the Netherlands in search of a safe haven – 11.02.2019
FRANCE: Arson in the church of Revel – 28.01.2019
CHINA: Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in China – 23.01.2019
UKRAINE: Russian Orthodoxy, a security issue in Ukraine – 22.01.2019
RUSSIA: Current situation of Jehovah’s Witnesses – 14.01.2019
RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses in prison as of 1 January – 01.01.2019


CHINA: Yu Baorong, a Christian from The Church of Almighty God brutally tortured by Chinese Communist Police – 19.12.2018
CHINA: Woman dies after torture during interrogation by Chinese authorities – 19.12.2018
FRANCE: Islamism and Salafists, a threat to human rights – 14.12.2018
CHINA: Woman driven to suicide by the Chinese Communist Government’s long-term harassment: the case of Wang Hongli – 04.12.2018
CHINA: Woman tortured to death by Chinese police: the case of Huang Guorong – 04.12.2018
RUSSIA: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience – 25.11.2018
SWITZERLAND: Deported by Switzerland, Wang Xiumei is now in prison until 29 December 2020 – 16.11.2018
CHINA: Back to China, Quan Kuo faced two months in detention and a life under surveillance – 16.11.2018
AZERBAIJAN/ECHR: Juma Mosque Congregation and Others v. Azerbaijan: The European Court declared the application inadmissible for lack of evidence – 10.11.2018
FRANCE: Op-ed: Islamization of French society or Salafization of Muslims? Which phenomenon? Which terminology? – 04.11.2018
EUROPE: Op-ed: About anti-semitism: HRWF’s position – 26.10.2018
FRANCE: France: Is the ban on hijab, niqab, burqa… Islamophobia? – 18.10.2018
SYRIA: Op-ed: Over 1.5 million refugees return home, according to Russian UN Envoy – Fake news or hidden news? – 25.08.2018
WORLD: Human Rights Without Frontiers: 30 years of fighting totalitarianism – 18.07.2018
AUSTRIA: Government shuts seven mosques, prepares to expel 40 Turkey-funded imams – 10.06.2018
BELGIUM: Deadly terrorist incident in Liège raises the issue of ‘conversion’ and ‘radicalisation’ in prison – 08.06.2018
RUSSIA: 16 Jehovah’s Witnesses behind bars as of 8 June – 08.06.2018
CHINA: Whereabouts remain unknown for Church of Almighty God member arrested upon return to China – 05.06.2018
RUSSIA/AUSTRIA: Putin visits Austria: Will leaders stand up for religious freedom and other human rights? – 04.06.2018
EUROPE: Some Jewish issues in Denmark, France, Germany, Belgium, Hungary – 02.06.2018
ECtHR/GREECE: ECtHR/GREECE: 25 May 1993 – 25 May 2018 : 25th anniversary of Kokkinakis case, the first religious freedom case ruled by the European Court – 24.05.2018
RUSSIA: A sixth Jehovah’s Witness accused of extremism behind bars – 20.05.2018
NETHERLANDS: The Hague City Council is concerned about Salafist activities – 19.05.2018
CHINA/WORLD: Church of Almighty God: Persecution and refugees in numbers – 18.05.2018
BELGIUM: Training manuals in the Grand Mosque of Brussels advocating jihad, anti-Semitism and stoning of homosexuals – 18.05.2018
FRANCE: MIVILUDES, a State institution, repeatedly condemned for defamation and stigmatization – 14.05.2018
IRAN: Dr Noorali Tabandeh the head spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi order, under house arrest since 20th February – 16.04.2018
FRANCE: An Algerian imam faces deportation – 15.04.2018
FRANCE: 70,000 law enforcement forces for the protection of place of worship at Easter – 02.04.2018
KAZAKHSTAN: Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan, a shock wave from Russia? – 22.03.2018
FRANCE: Decrease of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents in 2017 – 13.03.2018
UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan, a country of particular concern, according to the US – 09.02.2018
EU/TURKEY: European Parliament urges Turkey to guarantee religious freedom and to release Pastor Andrew Brunson – 09.02.2018
RUSSIA: Baptism madness seizes Russians on Epiphany – 23.01.2018
CHINA/SOUTH KOREA: Over 600 refugees of the Church of Almighty God persecuted in China threatened to be sent back by South Korea – 18.01.2018
CHINA: Church of Almighty God members fatally tortured while in custody – 17.01.2018
FRANCE: Laïcité and religious freedom: A coalition of NGOs questions France at the United Nations – 15.01.2018
WORLD: About anti-Muslim ideologies, anti-Muslim state policies and inter-Muslim hostilities – 04.01.2018
WORLD: About anti-Christian ideologies, anti-Christian state repression and anti-Christian hostility – 02.01.2018
WORLD: About the Islamic totalitarianism – 01.01.2018


New UN sanctions : Human Rights Without Frontiers Urges Poland and Italy to send back their North Korean workers to Pyongchang – 23.12.2017
Church of Almighty God couple arrested, drugged and tortured during their detention – 14.12.2017
Religious refugees from China denied asylum in Europe – 11.12.2017
Putin claims to be the defender of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Syria. What about “the West”? – 07.12.2017
Grand Chamber hearing in a case concerning the application of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to an inheritance dispute – 08.12.2017
Human Rights Without Frontiers urges the authorities of the EU member states to grant political asylum to Chinese religious refugees – 02.12.2017
FRANCE: Vandalism in a church: suspended two-year prison term – 01.12.2017
No crosses in a public place: 97,000 people sign a petition against the removal of the cross overhanging a statue of John-Paul II – 01.12.2017
Belgian court decision blocking deportation of Brussels Grand Mosque imam appealed to the Council of State – 30.11.2017
Pope Francis in Myanmar: To say or not to say ‘Rohingya’ – 30.11.2017
Four members of the Church of Almighty God arrested and tortured in Huaiyang County, China – 27.11.2017
Four members of the Church of Almighty God arrested and tortured in huaiyang County, China – 27.11.2017
A ‘tolerated’ Muslim prayer on the street in Clichy-la-Garenne causes controversy – 03.10.2017
State hostility to religious movements of foreign origin in Kazakhstan – 15.09.2017
Human Rights Without Frontiers (Brussels) and FOREF-Europe (Vienna) urge Russia to lift the ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the OSCE/ODIHR HDIM in Warsaw – 14.09.2017
Ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other peaceful religious movements denounced at the OSCE/ ODIHR HDIM in Warsaw – 12.09.2017
Ahmadis behind bars in Pakistan – 22.08.2017
International community of human rights defenders v. Russian state-appointed ‘experts’ – 20.08.2017
Police crackdown on Chinese Uyghurs in Egypt and ‘repatriation’ on Beijing’s ‘request’ – 18.08.2017
Russian “religious experts” hired by a court against Jehovah’s Witnesses have no academic credentials – 14.08.2017
Religious cleansing going on at full speedg – 11.08.2017
Misuse of the anti-extremist legislation against religious groups – 01.08.2017
Pre-trial detention of Danish citizen Dennis Christensen extended until late November – 26.07.2017
Sentencing prison terms to imams educated abroad is unfair, however… – 24.07.2017
Religious freedom in the Maldives: Present and future challenges – 22.07.2017
Ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Some statements of support – 21.07.2017
Freedom of Religion and Belief in Egypt: Official discourse vs. reality on the field – 14.07.2017
Concerns and Objections to CRL Recommendation to License Religion in South Africa – 11.07.2017
EU-Sudan Relations: Engagement or Sanctions? – 10.07.2017
Freedom of religion or belief dramatically violated in a number of countries – 30.06.2017
The Islamic Defenders Front – 15.06.2017
FECRIS Russian branch behind the persecution of non-Orthodox minorities in Russia – 12.06.2017
After the ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Church of Scientology seems to be the next priority target -09.06.2017
Religious freedom in Russia: A conference at the European Parliament stresses that Russia is a country of particular concern – 07.06.2017
Death sentence of blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkheitir for apostasy and EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreement – 01.06.2017
Both Ukraine and Russia violate religious freedom – 19.05.2017
On the bill regarding the change of jurisdictional affiliation of religious communities and its criticism – 18.05.2017
Hate crime in Rennes-le-Château: a Muslim woman vandalizes a Catholic church – 15.05.2017
Did members of the Church of Almighty God (CAG) perpetrate the 28 May 2014 McDonald’s Murder in Zhaoyuan? – 21.04.2017
Support of the international community against the threat of banning Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia – 14.04.2017
Authorities entrap and imprison witness on fabricated charges – 13.04.2017
The state of religious freedom in Kazakhstan – 12.04.2017
Attempted arson against an Armenian Evangelical Church and other acts of anti-Christian vandalism in France – 11.04.2017
Imprisonment of JW conscientious objectors is arbitrary detention, according to the UN – 10.04.2017
Persecution of Baha’is in March – 27.03.2017
HRWF calls on Russian officials to vote against the banning of Jehovah – 23.03.2017
A ‘controversial’ imam in prison – 10.03.2017
The arm-twisting between Russia and Jehovah’s Witnesses goes on unabated – 06.03.2017
Czech aid worker Petr Jašek released from Sudanese prison – 27.02.2017
Apostasy no longer punishable by death? – 20.02.2017
Official statistics about the protection and surveillance of places of worship – 20.02.2017
Sfax: Profanation of a Christian cemetery – 16.02.2017
Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in St Petersburg on the way to liquidation by the authorities – 15.02.2017
Religious minorities under oppression – 15.02.2017
Five Chinese religious refugees denied political asylum and threatened with deportation back to China – 08.02.2017
Iranian Christian prisoners to go on hunger strike – 08.02.2017
The Belgian ‘burqa ban’: Legal state of play – 06.02.2017
Waves of arrests of Ahmadis – 06.02.2017
Anti-Christian incidents on the rise but sharp fall for anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish incidents – 03.02.2017
Russia conquering the hearts and minds of Christians in the Middle East? – 28.01.2017
What is the future of Jehovah’s Witnesses? – 23.01.2017
Jehovah’s Witnesses: military service, social hostility and state recognition – 16.01.2017
Dvorkin sued for libel by Hindus – 12.01.2017
Who is Alexander Dvorkin? – 12.01.2017
Sharp decrease of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents but increase of anti-Catholic incidents – 09.01.2017
Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims for pursuing sharia state – 04.01.2017
Horror as Christian woman stabbed for reading the Bible in migration centre – 04.01.2017



Who are the Coptic Orthodox? – 12.12.2016
New wave of persecution against Baha’is – 06.12.2016
Some legislation on religious and belief communities – 05.12.2016
Who are the Salafists? – 25.11.2016
Germany bans Islamic organization and police searched 190 sites – 23.11.2016
GSK: Is the FECRIS-branch of Austria becoming a shadow of itself? – 14.11.2016
Closure of the Loqman “mosque” in Molenbeek – 09.11.2016
FOREF Europe promoting FoRB rights at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 – 04.11.2016
Hate speech: an imam will be deported – 03.11.2016
Vladimir Putin has declared war on Jehovah’s Witnesses – 17.10.2016
An investigation video denies FECRIS vice-president, Alexander Dvorkin’s alleged academic titles – 15.10.2016
HRWF statement on the legislation about anti-extremism and anti-evangelism at the OSCE/ ODIHR in Warsaw – 27.09.2016
Religious freedom in Tajikistan: Jehovah’s Witnesses attempt to have a constructive dialogue with the authorities – 26.09.2016
Jehovah’s Witnesses defend their rights to freedom of religion at the OSCE/ ODIHR – 22.09.2016
Non-Muslim minorities in Algeria – 15.09.2016
Falun Gong practitioner Wang Zhiwen released in 2014 after 16 years in prison but… – 13.09.2016
How the propaganda of Fecris’ vice-president disrupted a family in Odessa – 05.09.2016
Followers of Jewish psychiatrist Léopold Szondi accused by FECRIS vice-president Alexander Dvorkin of belonging to a ‘cult’ – 05.09.2016
Are Taleh Bagirzade and other Nardaran Shia Muslims FoRB prisoners? – 25.08.2016
Who is and who is not a FoRB prisoner? – 03.08.2016
Official position of the national Jehovah’s Witnesses center about accusations of extremism – 06.06.2016
Existence of Jehovah’s Witnesses under threat in Russia – 18.05.2016
Islamic Minorities, A New Challenge to Religious Freedom – 20.04.2016
Financing for the ‘de-radicalisation’ of ‘anti-sect’ movements called into question – 02.03.2016
Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia – 15.02.2016
Two Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations abolished by courts – 15.02.2016
About the Marrakesh Declaration – 28.01.2016
Two Said Nursi followers in pre-trial detention – 25.01.2016
New court hearing of Mihai Calestru and Oleg Savencov planned next Tuesday – 21.01.2016



Azerbaijan urged to transfer Irina Zakharchenko to house arrest – 14.12.2015
Taganrog court decision: suspended sentences to prison terms for four Jehovah’s Witnesses – 2.12.2015
The Constitutional Court and conscientious objection to military service – 30.11.2015
Survey of the Afghan people: some statistics about religion and politics – 18.11.2015
Religious identity and power: preserving the status quo – 15.07.2015
Shariah and religious autonomy of Muslims in Thrace debated at a conference in Komotini – 21.05.2015
Conscientious objectors contribute to the well-being of people in need – 12.05.2015
Suppression and “Climate of fear” reign in Iran for religious minorities – 28.04.2015
In Prison for their Religion or Belief – 19.03.2015



Mapping countries with religious prisoners – 29.12.2014
Human Rights Without Frontiers calls upon Greece to guarantee the rights of its ethnic Turks, a Muslim minority – 09.01.2014



EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief – the road ahead – 11.09.2013



Muslims discriminated against in North-Eastern Greece – 23.10.2012
The influence of religious and secular lobbies in the EU discussed at the European Parliament – 26.09.2012
Human Rights Without Frontiers welcomes the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief – 25.06.2012
8 Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Put Believers and Atheists in Jail
Catholics Decry Discrimination against Christians in Europe
Catholic Groups Release Report on the State of Religious Freedom
Living Together with our Differences – A Story of Veils and Socialisation
Muslims: The first victims of terrorism
Pluralism in Indonesia is Imperilled, says Interfaith Delegation
Religious Minorities Still Under Attack in Iran

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