International Religious Freedom Roundtable, DC calls for the dropping of all charges against Nepali Pastor Keshav Acharya

23 NGOs and organisations call for the dropping of all charges against Pastor Keshav Acharya who police in Nepal detained for a total of 99 days this spring. The letter, submitted last week to the Attorney General, decries the Nepali authorities’ handling of the pastor’s case and points to how their actions and the charges contravene both the Nepali constitution and international human rights law.

Eritreans in Danger of Starvation as a Result of Government’s COVID Policies

The Afar people in southern Eritrea have consistently faced the brunt of the national government’s plans and policies during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic- in a recent report by Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE), it is revealed that already prior to the outbreak of the unforeseen pandemic, the predominantly-Afar regions of Eritrea survives on fishing and is void of any medical facilities.

Nigeria Repeatedly Rejects External Reporting on Human Rights and Religious Freedom Conditions

Buhari’s presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states “when uncritical attention is afforded to critics with dubious intentions, it only becomes harder for both the government and people of Nigeria to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve our differences, and uphold what is enshrined in our Constitution and laws: that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”