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Iran Updates on Prisoners of Conscience: Fatemeh Bakhteri and Mary Mohammadi

Background: Iran remains one of USCIRF’s recommendations for the designation as a Country of Particular Concern in regards to international religious freedom. As an Islamic nation, religious minorities such as Baha’is and Christians are routinely detained for apostasy, blasphemy, and evangelism. According to USCIRF, “Iran harasses, fines, and arrests those who dissent from its interpretation …

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“Unacceptable” – Jubilee Campaign + 20 Organizations Submit Letter Criticizing the Designation of China to the HRC Consultative Group

Following the designation of China to the HRC Consultative Group, Jubilee Campaign and 20 other organizations submitted a letter to the President of the Human Rights Council. Jubilee Campaign sees the selection of China for a position in the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group as unacceptable given China’s persistent violation of human rights and its failure to meet its international human rights obligations.

USCIRF Releases 2020 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Each year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) releases a comprehensive report in which they discuss the situations in countries which are the most repressive regarding religious freedom. These reports serve as a major source of information produced by a U.S. government agency. These reports which detail restrictions on the exercise of …

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North Korea Freedom Week Kicks Off!

North Korea Freedom Week is an annual event held to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people.  It first began in 2004 in Washington, D.C., as North Korea Freedom Day, the largest gathering of individuals to promote human rights in North Korea that had ever been held outside the Korean peninsula.

Letter to Secretary Pompeo on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

 March 27, 2020  The Honorable Mike PompeoSecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, DC 2050 Dear Secretary Pompeo,  We, representatives of concerned multi-faith organizations and individuals, write to urge your Department to publicly and privately call on the Vietnamese government to:  – Allow all independent religious organizations to freely conduct religious activities …

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Letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan

His Excellency Mr. Imran Khan Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan  Islamabad    Your Excellency,  We identify ourselves as a group of religiously and ethnically diverse individuals and organizations that share a common goal to ensure the procurement and advancement of religious freedom on a global scale. We wholeheartedly agree with and promote the principle …

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International Religious Freedom Roundtable Letter to President Trump

October 11, 2019 The Honorable Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Do Not Abandon the People of Northeast Syria! Dear President Trump: We urge you to reconsider and reverse your decision of October 6 allowing Turkey to invade the Self-Administration of Northeastern Syria (SANES). It was deeply shocking …

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Human Rights in China: Freedom of Religion or Belief and Rule of Law

On September 19, a parallel event organized by Jubilee Campaign and Christian Solidarity Worldwide was held during the Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event focused on human rights, religious persecution, and rule of law in China and drew attention to the situation of the Early Rain Covenant Church members, …

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Prisoners of conscience

Jubilee Campaign works to secure the release of, or improve prison conditions for, religious prisoners of conscience. RPOCs, according to definition by USCIRF, are “individuals who are imprisoned, detained, under house arrest, or disappeared for their religious beliefs, non-belief, identity, activity and/or advocacy for FoRB related rights, provided that they have not used or advocated …

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