Russia Religion News reports that, after months of preparatory work and a long history of repression, the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of Russia for the republic of Crimea and Sevastopol has immediately granted all 22 applications for… Continue reading
The Russian Ministry of Justice is planning to obtain approval on a proposal that will allow them greater control over the finances of some religious institutions.
The new powers will amend the law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious… Continue reading
A total of 65 individuals and religious communities are known to have been prosecuted in 2014 across Russia for possession of allegedly “extremist” banned religious literature which does not appear to incite violence or hatred, Forum 18 News Service notes.… 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
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
The Austrian parliament has passed a Bill requiring a standardised German translation of the Qur’an, and banning both foreign imams and foreign funding for Islam in the country.
The far-right party in Austria wanted the bill, which… Continue reading
SOURCE: Channelnewsasia: SINGAPORE: A Falun Gong supporter was sentenced to two months’ jail and six strokes of the cane on Wednesday (Jan 20) after pleading guilty to vandalising a pillar under the MRT track – which belongs to SMRT –… Continue reading
SOURCE: Jehovas Witnesses website, JANUARY 23, 2015: Russian Federation Supreme Court Decision Sets Dangerous Precedent for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia
On November 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld a lower court ruling that declared the… Continue reading