(MSS) 國家安全部. An intelligence agency, responsible for information gathering and analysis, counter-intelligence, and political security. The suppression of some religious groups is also placed under the responsibility of the MSS when the CCP believes that a religious faith is used by foreign forces to infiltrate China.
Several Christian Churches, Statues Attacked in Europe in March and April
The Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe details incidents in several countries, including UK, Italy, Germany and Poland.
Pakistan’s Independent Journalists Killed, Wounded, Tortured
In Pakistan, reporters who criticize the authorities or denounce human rights violations are routinely attacked.
Pakistan: Women’s Rights Activists Accused of Blasphemy
The ubiquitous anti-blasphemy laws are used to threaten women activists with the death penalty, using fabricated evidence.
Religiocide: How to Kill a Religion
A new book discusses how religions end. Some are killed—by democratic states.