Religious Liberty

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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#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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Eritrea Releases 69 More Christian Prisoners of Conscience

On September 23, 2020, Barnabas Fund received news and subsequent confirmation from their contacts on the ground that Eritrea has formally released 69 Christian prisoners of conscience- some of whom have been in imprisoned for almost two decades- in a new wave of releases. This major step follows the September 4th release of 27 Christians, …

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PRESS RELEASE: NGOs Release Two Rejoinders to Nigeria’s Response to International Reports Addressing the Increasing Violence in the NE Nigeria and Middle Belt

As violence and attacks in the Northeast of Nigeria and the Middle Belt on rural communities continues, Jubilee Campaign et. al released two rejoinders to respond to Nigeria’s critique of the two independent international reports that addressed the violence. The rejoinders are to Nigeria’s response the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, …

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Jubilee Campaign Press Release: Letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-In Regarding Religious Persecution During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jubilee campaign delivers Joint letter calling on the south koreaN Government to cease religious persecution in response to covid-19 The letter from 266 organizations and 14,832 individuals representing 57 countries highlights the troubling practices of the South Korean government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WASHINGTON D.C., September 1, 2020 – Jubilee …

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