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By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Remembering: Five Pakistan women killed on this day in 2012 for ‘singing and dancing,’ officials deny claims

On this day, in 2012, five women in Kohistan, four of whom were filmed ‘singing and dancing’ with men at a wedding party, were killed on May 30 after a tribal jirga ordered their execution, claimed Muhammad More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Christian girl Leah Sharibu turns 16, still a prisoner of Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group

Leah Sharibu’s 16th birthday will not be sweet. The Nigerian Christian girl was captured by Boko Haram on Feb. 19, 2018, along with 109 of her female classmates. Five girls died in captivity while 104 were released More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Malaysia: Family of abducted Christian pastor, Raymond Koh call for an investigation, a task force

The family of abducted pastor Raymond Koh and a Christian group joined forces together on April 20 to urge Kuala Lumpur to act on the recommendations of an inquiry held by the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam). Raymond More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Stockton Couple Convicted of Human Trafficking Charges Related to Forced Labor

After an 11-day trial, a federal jury found Satish Kartan, 45, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 40, guilty on March 14 of conspiracy to obtain forced labor and two counts of obtaining forced labor. In addition, Kartan More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Iran elevates cleric Ebrahim Raisi to Judiciary Chief despite human rights violations, attacks on non-Muslims

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 8, 2019, Ebrahim Raisi was sworn into office as the new Judiciary Chief of Iran’s Islamic Republic. His long More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Venezuela begins crackdown: bans protests, Hot Air asks ‘Where is Sean Penn’

Human rights, like food and medicine, are growing scarce in Venezuela. With a vote scheduled Sunday to move forward on socialist President Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution, the government More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

President Donald Trump’s second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night used a theme of “Choosing Greatness.” Trump: Thank you very much madam speaker, vice president, members of Congress, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Pakistani Senate committee passes draft bill increasing minimum marriage age to 18

The Upper House of Pakistan’s Parliament has approved a draft bill raising the minimum marriage age to 18 years. The meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the Child Marriage More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Turkey rejects inquiry into 2007 murder of Hrant Dink

(International Christian Concern) –According to the Turkish Minute, a parliamentary motion to investigate the 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, has been rejected. Dink was assassinated More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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New data shows nearly 200 Christians in Pakistan face blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –New research by the Catholic Church in Pakistan has found that almost 200 Christians face charges under the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. Those accused face punishments More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Iran’s persecution of Christians detailed in new report

(International Christian Concern) –A new report details how last year brought continued violation of religious freedom for Iranian Christians, cumulating in an unprecedented wave of raids targeting the underground More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Iran judges tell Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith

(International Christian Concern) –Iranian judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar presided over the January 15th final appeal hearing for Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri. These two judges asked the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Egypt: President al-Sisi extends state of emergency, noting the Christmas Eve attack on a Nasr City church

(International Christian Concern) –Egypt has extended its nationwide state of emergency for yet another three months, marking the 7th time that the government has made such a decision. President al-Sisi first More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Syria: President Bashar Assad says state will rebuild Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor

(International Christian Concern) –The Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor will be rebuilt with state funds, according to a pledge given by Syrian President Bashar Assad. The announcement was made More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Germany: Home-school family Petra and Dirk Wunderlich will continue fight after officials took their children

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that German authorities did not violate a family’s fundamental rights when they forcibly removed the children from the family’s home because they were being More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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EU court to hear Tom Mortier case: Mother euthanized by doctor without telling family

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to consider the case of Tom Mortier, whose mother received a lethal injection from a doctor who euthanized her for being depressed and did not inform her family. The More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day: Pakistan should challenge the blasphemy laws, not entrench them

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK) is calling upon the Pakistani Government to take steps to end the misuse of the Blasphemy Laws. The Pakistani Government should use Human Rights Day More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Iran’s restricted legal access to prisoners called into question by civil rights activists

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this year, Iran’s judiciary decided to force defendants held on political charges to pick their lawyer from a pre-approved list. Meanwhile, human rights attorneys continue More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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China’s Communist Party target members ‘who have religious faith’

(International Christian Concern) – In an effort to strengthen party ideology and better control its members, the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published newly revised regulations More...


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