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EU Resolution on Afghanistan demonstrates a “guilty lack of attention to Christians”, says Co-Chair of Intergroup on FORB
More must be done to protect free speech
Social media star challenges censorship ruling in court

Court date set for Finnish MP charged over Bible-Tweet

Will Finland imprison an MP over a Bible-Tweet? The Helsinki District Court has set the date for the hearing in the censorship case of Finnish Member of Parliament, Päivi Räsänen, for 24 January 2022.
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LET US WORSHIP: Faith representatives turn to Uganda’s Constitutional Court to lift worship ban

An alliance of Catholic, Evangelical and Muslim faith representatives, along with parliamentarians, have brought a legal challenge to Uganda’s restrictions on public worship because of COVID-19 before the Constitutional Court.
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EU religious freedom envoy position now vacant while Afghan faith minorities face deepening crisis

Today, Christos Stylianides set to leave role as Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU, after less than five months in the role.
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“Protecting human rights of religious minorities is essential for conflict prevention”

How can we prevent religious minorities from suffering under conflict? Today, human rights experts addressed this question at the UN Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Conflict Prevention and the Protection of the Human Rights of Minorities.
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“Nigeria must remain a Country of Particular Concern”

Today, a large and varied group of human rights experts and advocates for religious freedom have urged U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to re-designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern.
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Afghanistan: Religious minorities “at extreme risk of being targeted with deadly violence”

UN: Human rights experts call on governments to take robust, coordinated action.
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Afghanistan’s Christians are turning off phones and going into hiding

Without any clear plan from the United States to evacuate Afghans under special threat, not to mention the remaining thousands of American citizens, Afghan Christians and many other religious minority groups are stranded.
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International day commemorating victims of violence based on FORB

This week, a Pakistani Christian couple, who had been on death row for seven years on false blasphemy charges, has safely arrived in Europe*.
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Street preachers keep being arrested. More must be done to protect free

Christians are finding themselves in trouble with the law for using allegedly “threatening or abusive” language. The police are too quick to penalise the speech complained of, rather than consider what rights the accused has to speak freely in public.
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Pakistani Christians granted asylum after release from death row

This week, a Pakistani Christian couple, who had been on death row for seven years on false blasphemy charges, has safely arrived in Europe*.
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