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“No one should be sentenced to death for peaceful expression”—Human rights advocates call on Nigeria to release prisoner of conscience Yahaya Sharif-Aminu
Violation of freedom of education: Germany denies Christian private school accreditation, case filed at Europe’s top human rights court
Christian banned from Türkiye brings case before European Court of Human Rights
VIDEO: ADF International applauds European Parliament for supporting Yahaya Sharif-Aminu and condemning Nigerian blasphemy laws
ADF International released a video thanking members of the European Parliament for their support of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu in a near-unanimous urgency resolution.
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European Parliament condemns Nigerian speech laws which put “blasphemous” Whatsapp musician on death row
In an urgency resolution the European Parliament has called for the release of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a young Nigerian musician sentenced to death under the blasphemy law of Kano state, northern Nigeria. The resolution “recalls that blasphemy laws are in clear breach calls of international human” and “contrary to the Nigerian Constitution which guarantees religious freedom and freedom of expression.
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ADF International urges Biden Administration to address religious persecution in Vietnam
ADF International has joined 70 other international religious groups and leading experts in sending a letter to the Biden Administration urging relevant officials to address the persecution endured by religious minority groups in Vietnam.
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Defending the Freedom to Worship—Iranian Christian Pastor Released from Prison
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian-convert and leader of a 400-member house church, has been released from prison in Iran.
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Former EU Envoy for Freedom of Religion tackles Covid restrictions on public worship at Europe’s Top Human Rights Court
The former Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU, Dr. Ján Figeľ, has brought a challenge to the 2021 COVID restrictions on public worship in Slovakia at the European Court of Human Rights.
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It’s Time To Speak Up for Free Speech
Let’s take Finnish MP Räsänen’s words to heart: “Now it is time to speak. Because the more we are silent, the narrower the space for freedom of speech and religion grows.”
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Finnish Member of Parliament marks one-year court victory anniversary while facing new free speech trial 
Will free speech in Finland prevail? Finnish Member of Parliament Päivi Räsänen is hopeful as the anniversary of her acquittal approaches. The Finnish state prosecutor has continued her censorship campaign against Räsänen as she faces a second trial over her Bible tweet post.
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Europe’s Top Human Rights Court condemns Russia for punishing a Christian pastor for hosting a prayer in his home
Europe’s Top Human Rights Court condemns Russia for punishing a Christian pastor for hosting prayer group in his home Europe’s Top Human Rights Court condemns Russia for punishing a Christian
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Championing Faith-Based Education—Forced Closure of Teachers College Prompts the Bolivian Catholic Conference of Bishops to Sue Government 
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia challenges the forcible closure of their teachers college, shut down by the 2010 General Education Act. 
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“Thoroughly illegitimate”: forced conversion and marriage of women and girls called out at UN event
Coinciding with the expert meeting of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance, the high-level event, hosted by Poland, Hungary, and ADF International, brought together the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief and other actors to discuss challenges and solutions to the problem of forced conversions.
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