Freedom of Belief and Expression

Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: China Further Usurps Hong Kong Autonomy

A new Chinese National Security Law, which will allow amongst others China to extradite people from Hong Kong it deems as criminals to the mainland, has been passed by Chinese lawmakers. Included in the list of crimes punishable are "secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces". The new law will almost certainly be used to "stifle dissent", as China will be able to impose its...

Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: China Further Usurps Hong Kong Aut...

A new Chinese National Security Law, which will allow amongst others China to extradite people from Hong Kong it deems as criminals to the mainland, has been passed by Chinese lawmakers. Included in the...

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Jun 10, 2020

Freedom of Religion: China, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria,...

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its report on religious freedom around the world. Included in the report is an updated list of countries that...

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Jun 05, 2020

Catalonia: Spain Denies UN WGAD Findings

A year ago, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) issued an opinion on the case of the Catalan political prisoners. The WGAD is a mechanism that was set up to provide a fast and...

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Jun 04, 2020

Hong Kong: Tienanmen Commemoration Restricted

31 years after the event took place, the Tienanmen Square protests have been commemorated around the world. Hong Kong in particular has commemorated the pro-democracy demonstrations every year with large...

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May 28, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Russia "persecuting"...

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba recently tweeted that Russia's persecution of Crimean Tatar journalist and Director General of ATR TV station Ayder Muzhdabaev is an "abuse of anti-terrorism legislation."...

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May 22, 2020

West Papua: Indonesia Considering Addressing Past...

Indonesia has recently announced it is considering investigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in the 1965 ‘anti communist’ purge under authoritarian leader Suharto. It is...

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May 22, 2020

BRI: Pakistan Banning China-Critical Voices

The Pakistani government has recently banned a political party that has voiced criticism over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative has brought massive Chinese investment into Pakistan...

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May 20, 2020

Tibet: UN Urges China to elease HR Defender

Experts at the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights of the UN (OHCHR) have condemned China for its imprisonment of A-Nya Sengdra, a Tibetan human rights defender, which are part of a wider...

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