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RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses

RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses

RUSSIA: Criminal prosecutions of 50+ Jehovah’s Witnesses: Prosecutors are investigating at least 50 Jehovah’s Witnesses in 16 Russian regions on “extremism” criminal charges. Of these, 21 men and 1 woman are known to be in detention, with 3...
Chinese police arrest critical blogger Chen Jieren

Chinese police arrest critical blogger Chen Jieren

Chinese police arrest critical blogger Chen Jieren: Taipei, July 11, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Chinese authorities to immediately release Chen Jieren, an independent blogger who frequently published articles critical of the...
Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment

Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment

Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment: Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said...
KAZAKHSTAN: 72 known administrative prosecutions in six months

KAZAKHSTAN: 72 known administrative prosecutions in six months

KAZAKHSTAN: 72 known administrative prosecutions in six months: Of 72 known administrative prosecutions in the first half of 2018 for exercising freedom of religion or belief, 61 ended with fines of up to four months’ average wages. A quarter of those punished...