Interfax, the Russian News agency, reports that Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev guarantees freedom of religion, but says ‘religious extremism should be sorted out’.
Speaking in Astana at a meeting with Minister for Religious Affairs and Civil Society Nurlan Yermekbayev, Nazarbayev… Continue reading
On 5th December 2016, 16 fully armed policemen and 12 plain clothed officers in three police vehicles forcefully entered the Tahrik Jadid (an administrative body of the Ahmadiyya community overseeing overseas missions, building mosques, and publishing literature and the Holy… Continue reading
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an advisory council to Congress and the US President, has added Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Vietnam to its list of countries… Continue reading
The Sakhalin Regional Court has granted an appeal by Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov, revoking a lower court’s ruling that labelled a book containing quotes and commentary on verses from the Quran as extremist.
A judge of the… Continue reading
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has condemned violations of religious freedom and human rights taking place in Azerbaijan.
These violations are evident in the arrests, detentions, and harsh sentences given to human rights defenders, members of religious… Continue reading
Muslims in Bihar, in a display of communal fellowship, have donated land to help the fundraising efforts for the massive new Hindu temple in the northern Indian state of Bihar.
The land, in the East Champaran district near Patna, was… Continue reading
The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has called for changes in Kazakhstan laws to bring them into line with article 18 of the Covenant and other relevant international human rights standards.
The Human… Continue reading
The International Coalition for Religious Freedom reports that the UN Human Rights Committee has “formally reminded” Japan of its responsibility to uphold religious freedom.
The warning follows reports that the government consistently turns a blind eye to forced… Continue reading
Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are calling for proposed new ‘race and religion’ laws in Myanmar to be scrapped, amid fears they could fuel discrimination and violence
Amnesty fear the proposed laws could entrench… Continue reading
A new analysis by Brian J. Grim of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation finds that violent incidents between religious groups are more prevalent in areas where governments restrict religious proselytization.
According to Grim’s article in The… Continue reading