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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 13th, 2019
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Correctional Officer, Quintail Credit pleads guilty for conspiracy to cover up physical assault

The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that Quintail Credit, a former officer at the Richwood Correctional Center, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday for his role in a conspiracy More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Ethiopia Police Officer Arrested and Dismissed for Talking about His Faith

(International Christian Concern) –A Christian police officer in Ethiopia was recently arrested, dismissed, and told to move to another part of the country after he was discovered talking about his faith in uniform. 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 Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Peter Max honors and remembers Martin Luther King Jr with three new colorful and powerful portraits

Martin Luther King Jr. has been honored and remembered and artist Peter Max has painted portraits of the great civil rights leader for over 20 years. Below you’ll find the latest of his beautiful and impactful 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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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drops profane attack on Catholic bishops during homophobic rant

(International Christian Concern) –President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be quite upset about the Catholic Church, as yesterday he renews his attacks on the church that has criticized him over his bloody war on drugs 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 Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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US Commission on International Religious Freedom condemns persecution of Baha’is in Yemen

Tenzin Dorjee, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), expressed increasing concern over the mounting persecution of Baha’is in Yemen by the Houthi-controlled government. “I More...


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