Advocacy

Tens of Eritrean Christians Arrested During Wedding Ceremony

Image by Paul Kral from Pixabay It was revealed in a report by Eritrea Hub that, in late June 2020, a peaceful wedding ceremony taking place in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was ambushed by local security forces, and 30 Eritrean Christians from various “unregistered denominations” were arrested, rounded up, and transported to a police …

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“Atmosphere of Anarchy and Despair”: Recent Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria Leave At Least 23 Nigerian Christians Dead and Many More Wounded

Throughout one week in mid-May 2020, numerous Adara communities of southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, were relentlessly attacked by suspected Fulani militants, leading to the gruesome and untimely deaths of at least 23 Nigerian Christians and injuries of tens of others who sustained brutal injuries from guns and machetes. Gonan Rogo village was the first to …

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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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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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