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State Department Releases New Country Reports on Terrorism: Nigeria

On June 24, 2020, the United States Department of State released its 2019 Country reports on Terrorism, in which they focus on terrorist groups and activity in each country, noting specific terrorist events throughout the past year that were particularly devastating or newsworthy. In its report on Nigeria, the State Department focuses on the activity …

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Qin Defu’s Wife Pleads for Prayer for Her Husband

Photograph by ChinaAid. Xiao Hongliu, the wife of imprisoned Early Rain Covenant Church leader Qin Defu, has made a public request for international prayer. In December 2018, Qin Defu was arrested along with some 100 Early Rain Covenant Church worshipers during a raid on underground churches launched by the Chinese Communist Party in an attempt …

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Updates on Universal Periodic Review

Image by Pezibear from Pixabay  On June 9, 2020, following the Universal Periodic Review of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Kazakhstan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published letters to be sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, respectively, addressing the main human rights concerns that will be …

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Gulmira Imin

Name: Gulmira Imin Country: China Background: Prior to her arrest, Imin held a local government position in the capital of Xinjiang, Urumqi. In 2009, Imin established the website Salkin, which focused on Uyghur culture and news in Xinjiang, and which took on a critical perspective of the Chinese government. Reason for Arrest: In July 2009, …

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Hu Shigen

Name: Hu Shigen Age: 64 Country: China Background: Hu is a famous democracy activist, and in 1989 he was active in the Tienanmen Square Protests prior to founding the China Free Democratic Party and the China Free Labor Union. Reason for arrest: In July 2015, Hu was disappeared by CCP officials during a nationwide crackdown …

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