International Institute for Religious Freedom

Bonn – Cape Town – Colombo

Hinduists (as victims)

Russia: Freedom of conscience in Russia: Restrictions and challenges in 2013

SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presents its latest annual report on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.

Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners in Iran

In Iran non-Muslims may not engage in public religious expression, persuasion or try to convert Muslims. Proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims is illegal and can be punishable by death.The governmen...

Iran: Religious Minorities Still Under Attack in Iran

Despite government rhetoric on religious freedom in Iran, it is extremely difficult to be anything but Shia Muslim in today's Iran. The country's religious minorities still face harsh repression, desp...

Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was speaking recently to the Human Rights Council, where he expressed his frustration with Hassan Rouhani's presidency thus far. He said that Mr Rouhani has failed to ...

Bangladesh: Hundreds of Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh take shelter in temples

Hundreds of Hindu families had to flee their homes following post-poll violence in different districts in neighbouring Bangladesh and are too scared to return as the administration could not ensure th...

Bangladesh: Bangladesh between 'secularism' and fundamentalism

On 25th November 2013 Hon. David Kilgour, JD made a presentation on the issue "The West and the Challenge of Democracy in Bangladesh - a Canadian Perspective" organized by the South Asia Democratic F...

Azerbaijan: A model of peaceful co-existence of Islam and minority religions

Press Release by MEP László Surján and Inese Vaidere

Bangladesh: Hindu community under attack at Lalmonirhat

The incident took place on 4th Nov 2013 around 12.30pm at the Satpatki Majihipara village of Mohendranagar Union in Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila. The injured minority victims were admitted to the Lalmoni...

Pakistan: Religious Freedom Incidents: January - September 2013

In the last nine months, Human Rights Without Frontiers has collected an increasing number of acts of social hostility towards non-Muslim minorities in Pakistan.

Religious tension in Pakistan as Muslims dig up Hindu grave

A crowd of Islamic fundamentalists dug up the grave of a Hindu man in Pakistan, police said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of growing religious tension in the increasingly unstable province of Sindh.

Question Marks over Religious Freedom in Post-Election Malaysia

WEA-RLC Research and Analysis Report - 5/2013

India and South Asia: Report draws attention to Hindu hate crimes

With the release of their ninth annual report, members of the Hindu American Foundation are pushing policymakers to take action against international human rights violations directed at Hindus.

Mixed response to sweeping government checks

Representatives of hundreds of religious organisations inspected by state officials this Spring have voiced mixed impressions of the checks, according to a survey by Forum 18 News Service.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom criticizes Japan for violating religious freedom

In its Annual Report on the State of International Religious Freedom, issued on 30 April 2013, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) drew attention to the plight of ...

List of Temples attacked in Bangladesh in March 2013

by Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian unity council, USA