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Police Brutality Rears its Ugly Head in Nigeria, as Protests to #ENDSARS Become Widespread

Within these past few weeks, a movement has steadily grown throughout Nigeria. Protests in the country have drawn thousands of participants, all to advocate for the abolishment of Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been the main perpetrator of increasing police brutality across the nation. At the same time, protestors and activists demand police …

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China Elected to United Nations Human Rights Council Despite Record of Human Rights Atrocities

On Tuesday, October 13, much to the dismay of human rights advocates across the world, it was announced that China, Cuba, and Russia were formally elected into the UN Human Rights Council, having been voted by the UN General Assembly. Though it is worth noting that support of China has visibly decreased- China’s votes only …

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Former Egyptian Christian Girl Reappears After Kidnapping, Reportedly Now a Devout Muslim

In mid-October 2020, it was revealed that 20-year-old Magda Mansur Ilbrahim, who was formerly a devout Christian and who disappeared during her travel to university on October 3, has suddenly reappeared, though much different than she was before her abduction. In a video released just recently, Ibrahim can be seen dressed in Islamic-style clothing and …

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Jubilee Campaign Hosts United Nations Human Rights Council Side Event: “China Bans Faith for All Children”

On October 5, 2020, human rights and religious freedom NGO Jubilee Campaign hosted their side event to the United Nations Human Rights Council 45th Session, titled China Bans Faith for All Children. This event, which featured both expert speakers as well as survivors of persecution in China, seeks to inform international activists about China’s violations …

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Jubilee Campaign et al. Urge the State Department to Designate Nigeria as Country of Particular Concern

October 1, 2020United States Secretary of State Mike PompeoUnited States Department of State2201 C St., NWWashington, DC 20520 cc:1. Ambassador Sam Brownback2. Assistant Secretary Bob Destro3. Ms. Sarah Makin, International Religious Freedom Advisor, NSC Letter calling on the State Department to Designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern Dear Secretary Pompeo, We are grateful …

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#HRC45 Oral Statement on China’s violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Jubilee Campaign drew the Council’s attention to the People’s Republic of China’s continuous and increasing violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Already in 2013 the Committee on the rights of the child urged China to not discriminate regarding the right to religious freedom for Uighur and Tibetan children, including children of …

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#HRC45 Oral Statement – Repeal Apostasy laws

On the 24 September 2020, Jubilee Campaign addressed the Human Rights Council, welcoming the repeal of the apostasy law in Sudan and calling for other countries to follow their example. Jubilee Campaign highlighted the Secretary General’s report A/HRC/42/28 which called for the repeal the death penalty for apostasy. Watch and read the full oral statement …

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