37 Organizations and Individuals Join Letter Urging the State Department and USCIRF to Call on Sri Lanka to Drop Plans to Introduce Anti-Conversion Laws
On April 30th, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for a review of the GSP+ status granted to Pakistan in view of an “alarming” increase in the use of blasphemy accusations in the country as well as rising number of online and offline attacks on journalists and civil society organisations, it emerged on Friday.
We have been informed that on April 29th the blasphemy law in Pakistan will be discussed in the European Parliament as a plenary debate – in particular the case of Ms. Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emanuell.
We reported last month the demolition of the Minarets and domes of an Ahmadiyya Mosque in District Gujranwala, Pakistan carried out under the eyes of the local Police force.
The webinar presents and discusses the recent annual USCIRF report, by the Policy Analyst Jason Morton, on the violations of religious freedom worldwide. The report has confirmed the concerns of LIREC, and other NGOs, for the persecution against religious minorities as Jehovah’s Witnesses
Le «vice» intemporel du gouvernement allemand de discriminer et de persécuter les minorités
The European Union, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and all countries and NGOs criticizing the People’s Republic of China are currently targeted by accusations from Beijing’s ‘wolf-warrior’ diplomats
We recognize the value of each individual’s freedom to follow their conscience, which is why we are concerned about Your Excellency’s statements on introducing anti-conversion laws into the country and plans to restructure the constitution of Sri Lanka to accommodate a law that would strip individuals of their freedom of speech and conscience. We raise our concerns now because of a recent report that the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious, and Cultural Affairs is currently drafting a legal framework for the implementation of anti-conversion laws.