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Willy Fautré, former chargé de mission at the Cabinet of the Belgian Ministry of Education and at the Belgian Parliament. He is the director of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), an NGO based in Brussels that he founded in December 1988. His organization defends human rights in general with a special focus on ethnic and religious minorities, freedom of expression, women’s rights and LGBT people. HRWF is independent from any political movement and any religion. Fautré has carried out fact-finding missions on human rights in more than 25 countries, including in perilous regions such as in Iraq, in Sandinist Nicaragua or in Maoist held territories of Nepal. He is a lecturer in universities in the field of human rights. He has published many articles in university journals about relations between state and religions. He is a member of the Press Club in Brussels. He is a human rights advocate at the UN, the European Parliament and the OSCE.
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Argentina – BAYS Yoga School, Nullity of elevation to trial confirmed...

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Controversial accusations of criminal activities and prosecutions rejected for the second time. A setback for the prosecutors On 5 June last, the National Chamber of...
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Russia – Three Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to 78, 74 and 27...

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Gevorg Yeritsyan, a Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to 6 years and 2 months in prison at the end of June, declared in court  at the...
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EU-MOLDOVA: Does Moldova unduly repress media freedom? (I)

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EU-MOLDOVA - The founder and head of a media outlet under EU sanctions and Moldovan sanctions for pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation creates “Stop Media...
Russia, TV Channel of an Orthodox Oligarch Under EU Sanctions

Russia, TV Channel of an Orthodox Oligarch Under EU Sanctions

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On 18 December 2023, the Council of the European Union imposed restrictive measures on Tsargrad TV Channel (Царьград ТВ) belonging to and financed by...
President Mackey Sall (Senegal), widely praised for his democratic decision to stand down

Senegal February 2024, When a statesman steps down in Africa

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The presidential election in Senegal is already noteworthy before it even happens on 25 February 2024. This is because President Macky Sall told the...
Three Jehovah’s Witnesses taken away in a paddy wagon after being sentenced to 6.5, 7 and 7.5 years in prison (Credit: jw-russia.org)

In Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the most persecuted religion, with 127...

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As of January 1, 2024, 127 Jehovah’s Witnesses were in prison in Russia for practising their faith in private homes, according to the last...
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Argentina, a yoga school falsely described as a “horror cult” close...

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On 7 December, the Argentinian newspaper “LA NACION” titled an article about the Buenos Aires Yoga School (BAYS) accused of criminal activities “The case...
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RUSSIA, 6 and 4 years in prison for a couple of...

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On 18 December 2023, the judge of the Novosibirsk District Court, Oleg Karpets, sentenced Marina Chaplykina to 4 years in prison, and Valeriy Maletskov...
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Elections in Bangladesh, Massive arrests of opposition activists

The upcoming general elections in Bangladesh are marred by claims of repression, arrests, and violence against the opposition. The UN and the US have raised concerns about human rights violations, while the EU highlights extrajudicial killings.

Human Rigths Day, Do not forget the thousands of Ukrainian children kidnapped and deported by Russia

On UN Human Rights Day, 10 December, thousands of Ukrainian children kidnapped and deported by Russia, whose parents are desperately searching for a way...

Children in Armed Conflicts, the UN and the EU

In 2022, a total of 2,496 children, some as young as 8-years-old, were verified by the United Nations as detained for their actual or...

INDIA – Bomb attempt against Jehovah’s Witnesses’ gathering, three dead and dozens injured

A former Jehovah’s Witness claims responsibility. After Germany (March 2023) and Italy (April 2023), Jehovah’s Witnesses are now killed in a bomb attack in...

RUSSIA, A Jehovah’s Witness deprived of his citizenship and deported to Turkmenistan

On September 17, 2023, employees of the Federal Migration Service, contrary to a court decision, deported Rustam Seidkuliev to Turkmenistan. Earlier, at the initiative...

Argentina: PROTEX’s Dangerous Ideology. How to Fabricate “Victims of Prostitution”

PROTEX, an Argentinian agency fighting human trafficking, has faced criticism for fabricating imaginary prostitutes and causing real harm. Learn more here.

Over 2000 homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses searched in 6 years in Russia

Discover the shocking reality faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Over 2,000 homes searched, 400 jailed, and 730 believers charged. Read more.

Five Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to 30 years in prison in all

Discover the ongoing persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, where believers face imprisonment for practicing their faith in private.

Odesa Transfiguration Cathedral, international uproar about Putin’s missile strike (II)

Bitter Winter (09.01.2023) - 23 July 2023 was a Black Sunday for the city of Odesa and for Ukraine. When Ukrainians and the rest of...

The Orthodox Cathedral of Odesa destroyed by Putin’s missile strike: calls for funding its restoration (I)

Bitter Winter (31.08.2023) - On the night of 23 July 2023, the Russian Federation launched a massive missile attack on the center of Odesa which...
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