On 4 June, after receiving the opinion of the Council of State, the Flemish government gave its final approval to the controversial decree.
The criminal investigation that got into the spotlight earlier this year did in fact start in 2015.
A criminal court in Ghent is called to examine how the Jehovah’s Witnesses deal with some of their ex-members. They maintain they just follow the Scripture.
The Court of Ghent should rule on whether policies towards “apostate” ex-members are discriminatory and incite to hatred. We believe they don’t.
An ex-member sued to get her donations back, saying she was “psychologically manipulated,” and won. The Church is appealing, claiming religious discrimination.
Japanese judges confirm that kidnapping and detaining believers for the purpose of coercively “de-converting” them is a crime.
A resolution targeted in particular Algerian Ordinance 06-03, which clearly discriminated against non-Muslim groups
Mr. Willy Fautré, co-founder and director of Human Rights Without Frontiers, and Associate Editor of Bitter Winter, delivered the following text, illustrated with slides from pictures of persecution published by Bitter Winter, during the seminar Freedom of Religion in China organized at the European Parliament in Brussels by Mr. Bastiaan Belder, Dutch representative for the European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR), Mr. Christian Dan Preda, Romanian representative for the European People’s Party (EPP), and Mr. Josef Weidenholser, Austrian representative for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.
The case of Ms He Chengrong from The Church of Almighty God On December 21, 2012, a 44-year old woman from The Church of Almighty God named He Chengrong was secretly arrested by the CCP police for being a leader of her Church and died while in custody. She had joined the Church at the […]