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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Patokh Chodiev Cleared By Belgian Parliamentary Inquiry

Patokh Chodiev, the Kazakh billionaire, has been cleared of allegations that he may have inappropriately obtained Belgian citizenship and influenced the introduction of a new plea bargain law. Patokh Chodiev A Parliamentary More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Egypt arrests human rights defender Patrick George Zaki

Yet another human rights defender has been arrested and temporarily disappeared in Egypt. An Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher, Patrick George Zaki, was stopped in the Cairo airport on February More...

By Guest Author On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Four students killed in Sudan protests over bread and fuel shortages

Protests started again in earnest in Sudan this week. On Monday, a group of people had formed a protest in El-Obeid, complaining about the price of bread and lack of fuel. During the protest, military personnel More...

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, 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 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 Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New UK Report: Child trafficking more than doubled in just one year

A shocking new report indicates that child trafficking case in the United Kingdom have increased by 66 percent from 2016 to 2017. According to the report, by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group, 2,118 minors More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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US exits UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley calls it a ‘cesspool of political bias’

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, pointing to the bias against Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Open Doors’ David Curry calls for President Trump to confront North Korea, Kim Jong Un about Christian persecution

David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, issued this statement in advance of the planned summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “When President Trump More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Pakistani Christian girl, Asma Yacoob, dies after acid attack and being set on fire

A 25-year-old Christian woman has died following being set alight for refusing a Muslim man’s marriage proposal. Asma Yacoob was doused in acid before being set on fire by Rizwan Gujjar, 30. She been working More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 21st, 2018
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Human Rights Watch reveals Lebanon is evicting thousands of Syria refugees

Lebanon is using force to evict at least 3,664 Syrian refugees from their homes and expelled them from the municipalities, at thirteen at this time, due to their nationality and/or religion. Human Rights Watch More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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CLAAS concerned about Pakistani court ordering citizens to declare religion

A Pakistani court has ruled that all citizens must declare their religion when applying for identity documents. Human rights advocates say the move is another blow for the country’s persecuted religious minorities. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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Human trafficking data portal to pull information together to battle sex slavery around the world

A new initiative, the world’s first human trafficking data portal, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), has been created by IOM, the UN Migration Agency and Polaris. photo/ Sammis Reachers “We More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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Chinese Christian converts Huang Zhelong, Li Xiangjin granted immigration stay in Connecticut

As the immigration debate centers around Dreamers, DACA, one Chinese couple in Connecticut has been granted a stay of deportation from federal immigration authorities, claiming America is an asylum, a place of More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 27th, 2018
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Somalia: Government officials detail rescue of 35 boys recruited by Al-Shabaab Islamists

The Somali government confirmed Wednesday its security forces rescued 35 male children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The government’s ministry of information confirmed More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Chicago area: Families rally against ACLU transgender bathroom lawsuit, ‘Schools must protect the privacy needs of every child’

An association of concerned students and parents that filed a federal lawsuit to defend student privacy in a Palatine school district are now seeking to intervene in a separate state-level lawsuit filed by the More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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Cyprus police arrest Israeli Moshe Harel, ‘ringleader’ of global organ trafficking ring

Police in Cyprus have arrested an Israeli man described as the “ringleader” of a world-wide organ trafficking network that operated out of the tiny Balkan country of Kosovo several years ago. Identified More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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Ruth Debesay discusses Christian persecution in Eritrea, death of Fikadu Debesay and oppression of believers

World Watch Monitor sat down with Ruth Debesay a week ago, a month after the news broke about the death of Fikadu Debesay, a prisoner who perished in the same camp as Ruth’s spouse, who is being detained More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Outright attacks President Trump after UN address

On September 18 and 19, President Trump addressed world leaders at the opening of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly in New York. Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, reacted More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Trump strikes Saudi deal, restoring ‘trust between our two nations’ while media offers up ‘fake news’ on Obama

President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed dozens of leaders from Arab and Muslim majority countries, suggested a restoration for American Middle East policy to those in the Bush era. Trump More...


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