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Where now for human rights? – newsletter 20 July 2017

Where now for human rights? – newsletter 20 July 2017

Where now for human rights? – newsletter 20 July 2017:The pace of political events is accelerating – that’s clear from the fact that a general election has been called and held since our last newsletter. During the election campaign, René Cassin worked to ensure that...
KAZAKHSTAN: More legal restrictions to reach parliament

KAZAKHSTAN: More legal restrictions to reach parliament

KAZAKHSTAN: More legal restrictions to reach parliament:Further controls on and punishments for non-state-approved religious teaching, further restrictions on sharing beliefs, confiscation of religious literature which does not pass the compulsory state censorship and...
KAZAKHSTAN: 30 months’ jail for sharing faith

KAZAKHSTAN: 30 months’ jail for sharing faith

30 months’ jail for sharing faith: On 1 August, a court in the southern Almaty Region imprisoned another Sunni Muslim for alleged membership of the banned Muslim missionary movement Tabligh Jamaat. Tekeli City Court handed 25-year-old Iliyan Raiymzhan a...
Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders: The Hong Kong authorities’ relentless pursuit of jail terms for three leaders of the pro-democracy movement is a vindictive attack on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said....