The dreaded Article 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code punishes with 3 to 7 years of imprisonment “or more” those who “use” a xie jiao. Case law shows that “using” a xie jiao is an expression interpreted by Chinese courts as being active in a xie jiao in any capacity. In some cases, being found in possession of literature of a xie jiao has been regarded as sufficient for the application of Article 300.
Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy
Sajjad Masih Gill was serving a life sentence from 2013 for allegedly offensive SMS. On appeal, judges said this was not enough.
“Right to Truth” on Human Rights Violations Discussed in a Webinar
On the day commemorating the assassination of Bishop Romero, experts gathered to discuss transitional justice and the Tai Ji Men case in Taiwan.
Religious Liberty and US Foreign Policy: No Longer the Guiding Principle?
Freedom of religion has been recently placed by the U.S. at the top place in a hierarchy of human rights. This will change, announced Secretary Blinken.
Pakistan: Another Ahmadi Mosque Attacked
A mob demolished the minarets and mihrab of the building in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. Again, the police sided with the thugs.