Freedom of Belief and Expression

May 20, 2019

Dinknesh Deressa Kitila, Oromo

Get to know Dinknesh, a devoted Oromo activist. 

May 20, 2019

Dinknesh Deressa Kitila, Oromo

Get to know Dinknesh, a devoted Oromo activist. 

Read more »

May 17, 2019

East Turkestan: Report Highlights Chinese Linguistic...

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has published a new special report: Resisting Chinese Linguistic Imperialism: Abduweli Ayup and the Movement for Uyghur Mother Tongue-Based Education. The report...

Read more »

May 17, 2019

Taiwan: First Asian Country to Legalize Same-Sex...

Last Friday [10 May 2019], thousands of gay rights supporters gathered in Taipei, in front of the Parliament. Two years ago, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that the denial of marriage rights...

Read more »

May 13, 2019

Ahwazi Arabs: Two Prisoners At Risk of Execut...

Abdullah Karmollah Chab and Ghassem Abdullah, Sunni Muslims from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, were arrested back in 2015 and condemned for “enmity against God”, based on forced confessions...

Read more »

May 10, 2019

Assyria: Religious Persecution of Christian Family...

The story of an Assyrian family that has been continuously harassed and persecuted by the Iranian authorities because of their Christian beliefs has raised critical voices. Dabrina Bet-Tamraz, whose parents...

Read more »

May 08, 2019

East Turkestan: Chinese Crackdown on Ramadan practices...

While Muslims are peacefully fasting for Ramadan around the world, Uyghur people are, once again, facing persecution and restriction from Chinese authorities. Ramadan and Islamic religious practices are...

Read more »

May 03, 2019

Tibet: Four Detained by Chinese Authorities for...

Four Tibetans are currently detained in China for calling upon the Chinese authorities to release Tibetan spiritual leader the Panchen Lama, who is believed to have been in Chinese custody for almost 24...

Read more »

Apr 26, 2019

East Turkestan: Scholars Around the World Unite...

Nader Hashemi, a University of Denver Professor and director of the Center for Middle East Studies of the university, put on an event to show solidarity with the Uyghur situation. This event and others...

Read more »