18 Organizations and Individuals Call for the Review of Somalia’s VP Position at the Human Rights Council Bureau Given Their Apostasy Law

18 Organizations and Individuals Call for the Review of Somalia’s VP Position at the Human Rights Council Bureau Given Their Apostasy Law

GENEVA 13 July 2021 | 18 organisations and individuals released a letter to all Human Rights Council Member and Observer States condemning the choice of Somalia to replace the abrupt resignation of Sudan from the Vice-President position of the Bureau in June 2021. While Sudan has taken strides to improve human rights, most notably through the repeal of the death penalty for apostasy [the first modern country to do so] Somalia has, on the other hand, made no improvements to merit their new VP position and have rather increased religious freedom or belief violations.

REPORT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON ITS 37TH SESSION

REPORT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON ITS 37TH SESSION

Coordination des associations et des particuliers pour la liberté de conscience noted
that a religious minority was undergoing trial in unacceptable conditions. The evidence had
been gathered by persons who were opposed to that religious minority. It was concerned that
Czechia had refused to listen to requests for that minority to be treated fairly, as any other
religious group in the country

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