International Institute for Religious Freedom
Bonn – Brussels/Geneva – Cape Town – Colombo – Brasília
Das aserbaidschanische Parlament ist offensichtlich im Begriff, restriktive Änderungen des Religionsgesetzes im Eilverfahren zu beschließen.
Die Regierung Tadschikistans macht widersprüchliche Angaben darüber, ob es zu einer Änderung des restriktiven Religionsgesetzes kommen wird.
An unprecedented spate of attacks on Christians and their property and institutions began following the assassination of an icon of Hindu nationalism, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, and four of his disciples on August 23 in the Kandhamal district of the eastern state of Orissa.
Although Egypt has no recorded cases of 'Swine Flu' (influenza A [H1N1]), Egyptian authorities have begun to cull all of Egypt's estimated 300,000 pigs. The cull was initially launched as 'Swine Flu' prevention, but after the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN condemned it as 'totally unnecessary', Egyptian authorities said the cull was actually part of a general health measure.
Indonesia and India -- two states with growing churches -- have elections in April that could be pivotal for these churches' religious liberty.
In January 2000, Governor Ahmad Sani Yarima Bakura defied the Nigerian Constitution and enacted Shari'ah Law in his north western state of Zamfara.
Since Ethiopia withdrew its forces in January 2009, virtually all southern Somalia has fallen under the control of a Taliban-style, al- Qaeda-backed Islamic fundamentalist group called al-Shabaab.
The Nazis took a leaf from the Islamic book when they forced the Jews to wear distinctive clothing. Now it appears that India's Hindu nationalists are adopting similar tactics.
As the Russian federation tore apart in the early 1990s, Communist states such as North Korea that had relied heavily on Soviet patronage found their systems collapsing too.
Protests or 'mass incidents' have been on the rise in China over recent years. Not having democratic institutions, free media, openness and due process, this is the way Chinese citizens can express their anger over corruption, injustice, human rights abuses, low wages, wealth disparity, workers' rights and the like.