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Russia, Cassation confirms a two years and six months sentence of a Jehovah’s Witness

On 27 July 2023, Aleksandr Nikolaev's prison sentence for participating in extremist activities was upheld in Russia. Learn more about his case here.

Lalish, The Heart of the Yazidi Faith

Discover Lalish, the holiest place on earth for the Yazidi people, comparable to Mecca for Muslims. Learn about their ancient faith and the current challenges they face. Explore the resilience and determination of the Yazidis and their hope for the future of Lalish.

Church of Scientology celebrates the 80th birthday of Dr Hong Tao-Tze in Taipei

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, August 3, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ -- On July 30, 2023, the Vice-President of the European Office of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights, Rev. Eric Roux, was specially invited by...

Renewed Efforts Underway for EU-Philippines Free Trade Deal to Boost Strategic Ties

The EU and Philippines plan to restart negotiations for a free trade agreement, aiming to strengthen ties and deepen trade relations in Southeast Asia.

IRAQ, Cardinal Sako flees from Baghdad to Kurdistan

On Friday 21 July, Patriarch Sako of the Chaldean Catholic Church arrived in Erbil after the recent revocation of a crucial decree guaranteeing his official status and his immunity as a religious leader. In...

Sanction Persecutors of Falun Gong

About Falun Gong // July 20 marks the anniversary of one of the bloodiest, and yet widely unacknowledged assaults on religious freedom in the contemporary world, medieval in its violence.  The terror continues and...

Scientology & Human Rights, raising up the next generation at the UN

Global youth activism for human rights receives recognition as Scientology's Human Rights Office commends Youth for Human Rights Summit. EINPresswire.com/ BRUSSELS-NEW YORK, BRUSSELS-NEW YORK, BELGIUM-USA, July 13, 2023. / The Human Rights Office of the Church of Scientology International...

2024 Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections, Democracy is key to relations with the EU

The upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are crucial for EU-Bangladesh relations. Bangladesh's commitment to free and fair elections will determine the future of their cooperation.

Jan Figel, The EU must not support a caretaker government in Bangladesh

Almost nine years ago, newly appointed EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was being lauded for leading the world in standing up to the junta who usurped power away from the elected government in...

Russia, A Jehovah’s Witness to serve two years of forced labor

Read about the case of Dmitriy Dolzhikov, a Jehovah's Witness in Russia who was found guilty of extremism and sentenced to forced labor.

Omar Harfouch fully supported at a recent event in the European Parliament

A large group of Members of the European Parliament, judges, and officials gathered in Brussels on Tuesday evening to support Omar Harfouch, the Leader of the Third Lebanon Republic initiative, who is being politically...

To rebel against injustice… Harfouch receives great support from the French Foreign Affairs Committee member at the Senat

In an extraordinary meeting organized by the “International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism” (LICRA), and a member of the French Senate Nathalie Goulet, a number of prominent personalities met with the Leader of the...
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Out-of-School Education in Uzbekistan

In a story from Euronews, it is reported that the country of Uzbekistan is undergoing a transformation with its out-of-school education and training offerings. Bacmal avlade centers, which translates to "harmonious generation" in Uzbek,...

Record executions, large-scale arrests and detentions: New Iran human rights report

“The overall human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran has markedly deteriorated against the backdrop of continuously worsening socio-economic conditions, aggravated by sanctions and the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nada...

UK Bar Council raises concern over treatment of Ahmadi Muslim lawyers in Pakistan

The Bar Council is profoundly concerned by recent announcements in parts of Pakistan that Ahmadi Muslims lawyers must renounce their religion in order to practise at the Bar. Both the District Bar Association of...

15 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance

15 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance - MEP György Hölvényi together with AVSI Foundation held a conference, titled “What kind of help are Syrians asking for?” on Tuesday at...

Cristal Logothetis, a Spaniard based in the USA boomed a “Carry the future” movement to help refugee mothers and newborns

Cristal Logothetis (Cristal Munoz-Logothetis) at Scientology Network’s MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST, the weekly series spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists from around the world and all walks of life, announces an episode featuring humanitarian Cristal Logothetis on May...

Tajikistan, Release of Jehovah’s Witness Shamil Khakimov, 72, after four years in prison

Jehovah's Witness Shamil Khakimov, 72, was released from prison in Tajikistan after serving the full term of his four-year sentence. He had been imprisoned on spurious charges of “inciting religious hatred.”

Cleric killed in Pakistan by mob following blasphemy accusation

Blasphemy, a mob in the city of Mardan, Pakistan, murdered a local cleric who was accused of making a blasphemous remark

China hones its Global South diplomacy

China’s mediating role in Iran-Saudi deal signals a wider shift from wolf warrior to more constructive diplomacy.

Human rights scholars concerned about unsolved Tai Ji Men case

European and US human rights academics concerned about post-authoritarian persecution and the Tai Ji Men Case INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY: Chen Chu acknowledges the importance of the issue and discusses Tai Ji Men case In the middle of last...

In March-April, 12 Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to 76 years in prison in all

Not only Russian citizens disagreeing about Russia’s war on Ukraine or asking Putin to stop the war are sentenced to heavy prison terms. Jehovah’s Witnesses whose organization was banned by the Supreme Court in...

Singapore, Rights experts call for moratorium on the death penalty

Experts appointed called for Singapore to impose an immediate moratorium on capital punishment, the Government’s continued use of the death penalty for drug-related crimes.

Bitter Winter and European experts go to Taiwan: Witnessing for Freedom of Religion or Belief

From April 5 to 11, Bitter Winter, its parent organization CESNUR, and the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers organized a fact-finding tour of Taiwan, where they had decided to organize the 2023 edition...

The quest for an autonomous EU-China relationship generates tensions among the EU 27

The French president makes European partners uncomfortable with his statements on the need to distance himself from the US on foreign policy, with reference to Taiwan. Poland revolts as Germany says the EU cannot...
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