Noting a “systematic pattern” of cracking down on religion, the U.N. through two Special Rapporteurs asks to terminate the “arbitrary detention” of Bishop Álvarez.
Victor Ticay is in jail since April 6. On June 22, the regime confirmed he was declared guilty on June 9, but to what penalty he was sentenced is a state secret.
USCIRF 2023 Annual Report shows serious regression in several countries and a few new entries. In China and Russia, minorities continue to be persecuted.
The sisters left the convent after having been assured that they could transfer their property to the diocese. But the government seized the building.
The crackdown particularly continues to target the Catholic Church, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says in a comprehensive report.
The Ortega regime is not only a threat for human rights. Now it threatens regional and global stability as well.
Bishop of Matagalpa, in “permanent fasting,” says the regime wants a “dumb church”—and is harassed by the police.
The rare move came after the diplomat had been slandered and even beaten, and is a sign Ortega’s regime is no longer interested in pretending there is religious liberty in the country.