Prisoners of Conscience

All over the world the twin causes of Liberty and Justice are fought by courageous men and women, otherwise ordinary, who have found themselves unable to look at the suffering and injustice around them and do nothing. These human rights defenders are often pastors or lawyers who, despite the inherent corruption all around them, take their God-given responsibilities to those under them seriously. Unfortunately, in many places, speaking the truth and expecting the laws to be upheld can mean imprisonment, torture and death.

At the Jubilee Campaign, we work to protect these protectors to free those who fought so hard to free others as well as secure the release of, or improve prison conditions for, religious prisoners of conscience. That is our charge before God and it is a privilege and an honor to work on these cases.

“Religious prisoners of conscience 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 violence.”

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Prisoners Captive by State Actors

China


Vietnam


Iran


Russia



Prisoners Captive by Non-State Actors

Nigeria


Released Prisoners of Conscience



Prisoners who Died in Custody

Pakistan

Tahir Ahmad Naseem

While standing on trial in a courtroom in Peshawar, Pakistan, Naseem was shot six times by a man whose name has not been released to the public.
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