Christians (as offenders)
Ukraine: Ukrainians in Crimea suffer discrimination
Ukrainian Orthodox Church/ Kiev Patriarchate Archbishop in Crimea urges world leaders and community to protect rights and freedom of Ukrainians of the Peninsula
Russia/Ukraine: Law on religion prepared for Crimea
Annexed Crimea plans to adopt law against "totalitarian sects" and "destructive cults"
Ukraine: Evidence of religious persecution in the occupied Donbas
A new report, "When God Becomes The Weapon", provides a detailed, unsettling first-hand account of religiously motivated persecution in rebel-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.
Lebanon’s Sectarianism Recipe for Religious Freedom Disaster
IIRF Research and Analysis Report - 2/2015
Russia: State Duma adopts amendments to religion law
Another change in Russian law on freedom of conscience forebodes reregistration of charters of religious organizations
Ukraine/Crimea: Europe's 'unlikely Bible belt' officially disappears
There were 1,546 official religious groups in Crimea when citizens of that region voted overwhelmingly last year to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
Russia: Putin signs order amending freedom of conscience law
Russian religious organizations prohibited from turning into different legal entities
Ukraine: Russian forces destroy one of Donbas' largest Orthodox churches
One of the largest Orthodox churches in Ukraine's Luhansk Oblast was destroyed by heavy shelling by the Russian army and its proxy terrorist forces.
Ukraine: 14 Jehovah's Witnesses religious buildings seized in Eastern Regions of Ukraine
As of January 2015, armed groups have forcibly taken possession of 14 Kingdom Halls (houses of worship) belonging to Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine, informs their official pageand gives full list of b...
Ukraine: Ukrainian rebels seize Baptist house of worship
Baptist church building commandeered a second time in Luhansk Province
Ukraine: The war and the Orthodox churches in Ukraine
On January 28, a village parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate) in Ternopil province published a letter to the Ukrainian Church's primate, Metropolitan Onufr...
Russia: Russian Lutherans stigmatized as 'foreign agents'
Disturbing news from Russia seem to indicate that not only Russian human rights NGOs are increasingly stigmatized as 'foreign agents' but religious organizations will also be targeted as such.
Russia: Russian parliament to get legal crackdown on religious organizations
Russian parliament to get legal crackdown on religious organizations
Ukraine Crimea: Convent closed following nuns' enforced departure
Almost 18 years after it was founded, a small Catholic convent in Crimea's capital Simferopol was forced to close down in November 2014 when its three Franciscan nuns had to leave.
World: Hate campaigns target atheists, humanists and liberals as distinct minority
This is a guest post from Bob Churchill, communications director for the International Humanist and Ethical Union.