Parliamentarians call for asylum for Asia Bibi

Ruth Gledhill writes in The Tablet: Members of parliament from different countries have written an open letter pleading help for Asia Bibi after her blasphemy acquittal More than 230 parliamentarians from countries including the UK have signed an open letter … Continued

IPPFORB: four years fighting for the 83% facing religious repression

With religious repression and violence by abusive governments and extremist groups becoming a daily reality across the globe, the International Panel for Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), a transnational network of parliamentarians, has been building collective political … Continued

APPG statement on acquittal of Asia Bibi

The APPG welcomes the acquittal of Asia Bibi. Mrs Bibi was accused of blasphemy in 2010 which automatically carries the death penalty. The Supreme Court determined that no solid evidence of wrongdoing was presented before the Court in the eight … Continued

IHEU launches 2018 Freedom of Thought Report

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has poblished, in a world first, a list of the best and worst countries to be an atheist. This year the IHEU launches its 7th annual Freedom of Thought Report at the United … Continued

APPG statement: Synagogue Attack in Pittsburgh, USA

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has issued the following statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Attack in Pittsburgh on Saturday: The APPG sends its deep condolences to the families and friends of the 11 victims … Continued

Debate: International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day

Westminster Hall, Thursday 25 October Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP) I beg to move that this House has considered international freedom of religion or belief day 2018. It is a pleasure to introduce this debate. Thank you, Mr Walker, for chairing it—it … Continued

Conservative Party Human Rights Commission: Russia and FoRB

The report POISON, TORTURE, LIES AND REPRESSION: HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA TODAY has been launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission. The following extracts relate specifically to issues around Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB): Freedom of religion or belief is also under … Continued


China: Forced Live Organ Extraction from Religious Prisoners of Conscience

Westminster Hall debate – 26 March 2019 Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP) I beg to move that this House has …

The Home Office, asylum and religious conversion

Home Office cites Bible to deny asylum Kaya Burgess, Religious Affairs Correspondent | Richard Ford, Home …

Terms of reference for FCO review on persecution of Christians

Policy paper Independent review of FCO support for persecuted Christians, commissioned by the Foreign Secretary: …

Freedom of Religion – letter to The Sunday Telegraph

Freedom of religion SIR – As persons with experience of international human rights protection over the past two …

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