Police, Islamic Extremists in Pakistan Hunt for Christian Accused of ‘Blasphemy’

Support for Saudi women drivers spooks the government

Latin America leading the way on promoting food as a human right

Graduate Students Scheduled to Attend UN Training Session

Uzbekistan: Baptist camp ordered seized, Protestant pressured to inform

    Forum 18: Thirteen years after Uzbekistan’s Baptist Union bought a property near the capital Tashkent to use as a summer camp venue, a Tashkent court has ordered the site’s confiscation, according to court documents seen by Forum 18 News Service. The camp is currently still in the hands of the Baptist Union, which has lodged an appeal against the Court ruling to the General Prosecutor’s Office, Baptists told Forum 18 from Tashkent.


  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.forum18.org

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Russia: Muslims “fed up” with “not being allowed to read these texts”

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Rally In Egypt

Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Settlement offered in Saskatoon prayer case

Muslims in Pakistan Arrested on Forcible Conversion Charges

Mexico Bans Slot Machines, Limits Casino Licenses

International Planning Committee Meets in Moscow to Plan World Congress of Families VIII (September 10-12, 2014)

Catholic schools: Ontario court weighs religion exemption

House of Lords discusses persecution of Christian’s outside of Britain and the challenges faced by Christian asylum seekers to the UK.

Saudi Arabia warns it will use force if campaigners protest against female driving ban

Attackers set Russian Muslim prayer house on fire

New Shariah Penal Code Coming Into Effect In Brunei

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Conviction of Christians for Murder of Hindu Leader in India Biased, Unfounded

China is getting better at influencing media outside China

    QZ.com: China doesn’t just exert heavy control over state media; its influence over media outlets outside China is expanding, according to a new report by Freedom House . . . Perhaps most remarkable is that the traditionally critical Chinese-language press outside the mainland are starting to fall in line. The report notes that in Hong Kong, influential newspapers like the Ming Pao Daily, Sing Tao Daily and Sing Pao are now controlled by tycoons with core business interests on the mainland and who have close ties to officials.


  • Posted: 10/22/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: qz.com

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West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.

Syrian Rebels Battle Army In Christian Town

India: Sunday prayers disrupted in Tumkur, Belgaum

Putin says foreign foes use radical Islam to weaken Russia

Calif. Pastor To Be Sent Home After Iran Protest

African States Not Quitting ICC, Just Undermining From Within

British MP to introduce bill to ban ‘gay cure’ therapists

British Tribunal Requires Conscience Exemption From Online VAT Filing

Vatican Halts Remarriage Debate Before It Starts

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her ‘organs harvested’

California Pastor Detained In Iran After Protest

European Parliament Rejects Bill Declaring Abortion a Fundamental Human Right

Two Huge Court Victories Thwart Legalization of Euthanasia in Canada | Peter J. Saunders

UK: Christian woman to sue for right not to work on Sundays

ACT prepares to debate marriage redefinition

Canada: 5 ways to resolve Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court legal tangle

USCIRF Urges President To Raise Religious Freedom Issues With Pakistan Prime Minister

Attorneys Claim Conviction of Christian Men in India “Biased and Unfounded” | Persecution.org

    Persecution.org: Some have suggested that the investigating officer may have neglected to question eyewitnesses at the crime site, as witnesses there at that time did not disclose information to police, said Tehmina Arora, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom-India, who appeared for the accused at the Supreme Court for their bail application. “It’s hard to understand why those who were eyewitnesses to such a tragic event failed to disclose the same to the police,” she told Morning Star News. “The reliance placed on certain witnesses by the court seems unjustifiable and based on assumptions and presumptions. Furthermore, in spite of little evidence of the same, the court has made very strong and unwarranted statements against the seven Christians.”


  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.persecution.org

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Vote to elevate abortion to ‘human right’ | WorldNetDaily

Muslim Russia?

Neglected Elderly Australian Endures Brutal End

Egypt’s Christians Stunned After Church Shooting

Deadly Attack On Copts In Egypt Draws Condemnation

Canada Supreme Court: Doctors Can’t Remove Patient’s Life Support Without Consent

It’s no laughing matter: Britain has become a nation of religious illiterates ‘who are baffled by Biblical references in Monty Python film The Life of Brian’

“Legal action over gay ads on London buses”

U.S. Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom Resigns

Armenia: “Imprisoned conscientious objectors should be immediately and unconditionally released”

Belarus: Why is Catholic priest still detained by KGB secret police?

“Court: French Mayors Must Conduct Gay Marriages”

Saudi Arabia Rejects Seat On UN Security Council

Quebec gvmt may remove crucifix from National Assembly: report

Tasmanian euthanasia and assisted suicide bill narrowly defeated

EU: While 1.3 Million Sign The Pro-life Petition, Radical Pro-abortion-politicians Don’t Want To Learn The Lesson.

“Ex-Gay Christian Counsellor hounded out by psychotherapist association”

Report: militant Hindu youth hound Christians in Indian village

Officials in Nigeria Portray Slaughter of Christian Family as Result of ‘Cattle Theft’

Revealed: India is home to nearly half of world’s 30 million modern-day slaves

Why China Wants to Dump the Dollar

    Chriss W. Street at Breitbart: Having benefited for twenty years from their under-valued currency, importing manufacturing jobs, and exporting lower priced products, China’s comparative advantage is being destroyed by America’s oil and natural gas fracking boom. The Chinese communist authorities are terrified their loss of competitiveness will cause unemployment and the social consequences that flow from it. But with the terms of trade now substantially against China, convincing the world to dump the U.S. dollar as reserve currency and switch to the Chinese “renminbi” is their best hope to try to save tens of millions of manufacturing jobs.


  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.breitbart.com

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The Next Human Rights Revolution | Chen Guangcheng at Public Discourse

French High Court Upholds Scientology Fraud Convictions

Dutch Court Rules Scientology Tax-exempt

“Scots gay marriage Bill may be scuppered by IT blunder”

N. Ireland: Revised abortion guidelines to go before Stormont executive

Newspaper faces backlash over reader’s ‘homosexual sinners’ letter

Britain’s Underage Muslim Marriage Epidemic

Pregnant Women Go Undercover in India to Expose Sex-Selection Abortions

Ireland: Politician Told Not to Help With Communion After Voting for Abortion Bill

‘Re-educate’ doctors to promote abortion and contraception: EU report to face vote next week

Libya asks some religious to leave country; prelate deplores situation

Ecuador’s president threatens to resign if abortion bill passes

Leading Malaysian prelate: ‘Allah’ will continue to be used in Bible, liturgies