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Urgent Call for Intervention in the Case of Pakistani Christian Anwar Kenneth, Unjustly Imprisoned 22 Years on Death Row for Expression of Religious Belief

WASHINGTON DC – 3 April 2024 | Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on April 18th, Jubilee Campaign urgently calls on Pakistan authorities to work for the release of Pakistani Christian man Anwar Kenneth. Authorities have arbitrarily imprisoned Anwar Kenneth on death row for more than twenty years for exercising his guaranteed human right of […]

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YEMEN: Experts and Survivors Bring Attention to the Plight of Religious Minorities in Yemen During UN Human Rights Council Parallel Event

WASHINGTON, D.C., 22 March 2024 –  “When the elephants fight it is the grass that suffers,” the African proverb says. The Yemeni people are all too familiar with this proverb, especially the religious minorities. On the second floor of the CICG in Geneva, Switzerland, experts, and diverse survivors from the religious minority communities in Yemen shared

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Commemorating the 13th Anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s Assassination: Human Rights Advocates Call for Justice and an End to Impunity in Pakistan

March 2, 2024 – Minority rights activists from around the world unite in somber remembrance on the 13th anniversary of the martyrdom of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s former Federal Minister of Minorities Affairs and the first Christian parliamentarian in the country’s government. Bhatti, an ardent advocate for a diverse, multicultural, and multireligious society, was murdered on

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Multi-faith Coalition Asks Congress for Three Things to Advance International Religious Freedom

9th February 2024, Washington DC Jubilee Campaign joined the IRF Roundtable multi-faith coalition on Hill advocacy in lead up to the International Religious Freedom Summit, to advance freedom of thought, conscience religion or belief.  In addition to inviting the congressional offices to attend the IRF Summit, the coalition shared three main asks:  1. Reauthorise USCIRF The United Commission on International

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European Parliamentarians Call for Action to Address Coerced Faith Conversions and Sexual Violence Against Religious Minority Women and Girls in Pakistan

Brussels, November 7th, 2023 –   “Criminal gangs abducted, trafficked, and subjected a 15-year-old Christian girl to torture through gang rape, they coerced her into conversion to Islam and forced her to marry one of her abductors so they could evade accountability,” Mirjam Bos, expert with Jubilee Campaign shares during the European Parliament event hosted by MEP Anja Haga (NL) and Charlie

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UN Special Rapporteurs Release Allegation Letter Raising “Utter Concern” at the Inaction by Nigeria in Prosecuting the Perpetrators Responsible for the Lynching of Deborah Emmanuel for Blasphemy and the Arbitrary Detention of Rhoda Jatau

WASHINGTON, D.C.,25 October 2023  | The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, joined by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues publish their allegation letter to the government of Nigeria raising the cases of two

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Call to the Protect the Girl Child and Combat Slavery, Kidnapping, Trafficking, Forced Marriage and Religious Conversions at UNGA Parallel Event

https://youtu.be/NFUjgLXfl18?feature=shared UN NEW YORK | Friday, 13 October, 2023 – 22 million were reported trapped in forced marriage in 2021. Jubilee Campaign together with a coalition of organisations shed light on the plight of victims of forced marriage and coerced conversions, with a focus on religious and indigenous minority women and girls.  “Child and forced

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Newly Adopted UN HRC Resolution on the Death Penalty Calls on States to Take Active Steps to Reduce the Imposition of the Death Penalty

13 October 2023 WASHINGTON DC | Jubilee Campaign welcomes the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on the question of the death penalty which includes a new operational paragraph calling on states which maintain the death penalty to reduce the offences for which the death penalty may be imposed and to limit them strictly to the

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Jubilee Campaign Addresses the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Pakistan

GENEVA – Switzerland | 18 September 2023: Jubilee Campaign addresses the Human Rights Council during the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at the 54th session, raising concern with Pakistan authorities’ arbitrary detention of individuals under its anti-blasphemy laws. Mr. President, Jubilee Campaign is concerned that political workers, journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders, and

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Xi Jinping Defies Ius Cogens Norms and Refoules North Korean Children, Men and Women Refugees to Face Certain Torture and Brutal Detention

WASHINGTON DC – 1 September 2023 |  Jubilee Campaign decries Xi Jinping’s refoulement of 90-100 North Korean refugees in China back to North Korea. The Communist party’s leaders’ actions are in grave violation of international law by sending these children, women and men back to a country where they risk certain torture, certain arbitrary brutal

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