Jenitza Castro

New Pew Research Center Report Reveals Steady Increase in Global Religious Persecution

Pew Research Center, one of the leading American think takes that provides information on general public opinion and demographic statistics, released a report on November 10, 2020 in which they confirm what has already been the fear of human rights and religious freedom advocates worldwide: rates of religious persecution are currently at the highest they …

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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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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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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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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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