Human Rights

With the End of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s Freedoms Take Another Blow
With the End of Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s Freedoms Take Another Blow

Hong Kong’s well-known pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was forced to run its final edition on June 24 after authorities used the new national security law to freeze the company’s assets without a court order. It is yet another sign that the light of the city’s freedom is flickering out.

Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities
Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities

During an In Defense of Christians event, a diverse panel discussed Turkey’s current political, cultural, and religious environment, as well as potential policy options for the country to become more democratic and religiously rich.

Pakistan Double Standard on Blasphemy Laws
Pakistan’s Double Standard on Blasphemy Laws

In April, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced the West, particularly France, and called for a coalition of Muslim countries to use economic power to force the West to pass blasphemy laws protecting Muslim sentiments.

Azerbaijan Tortures, Murders Armenian Prisoners of War
Azerbaijan Tortures, Murders Armenian Prisoners of War

Azerbaijani servicemen tortured and killed 19 Armenian prisoners after the end of last year’s 44-day war, lawyers Artak Zeynalyan and Siranush Sahakyan announced on May 3.

Marksism — No. 48: Gaza, Samaritan, LGBTQIA

In this week’s episode, the editors cover recent content, including on the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Good Samaritan, and LGBT rights.

Biden Administration Promotes LGBTQI Rights in Foreign Policy, Threatening International Religious Freedom
Biden Administration Promotes LGBTQI Rights in Foreign Policy, Threatening International Religious Freedom

Another executive action designed to advance the special interests of a particular group under the guise of human rights will unnecessarily risk religious freedom at home and abroad, and illustrate progressive prejudice against faith and tradition.

Ep. 62 | What the USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong
Ep. 62 | What USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong

Steven Howard, advocacy director at In Defense of Christians (IDC), speaks with Mark Melton about the 2021 annual report from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Chinese Communist Party Targets Families of Uighur Activists
Chinese Communist Party Targets Families of Uighur Activists

It has become a regular practice of the Chinese Communist Party to try to silence Uighur activists abroad by holding their family members in Xinjiang hostage.

South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It - Baloon Leaflets - Human Rights
South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It

A South Korean law that threatens human rights activists with fines of nearly $27,000 or up to three years in prison has prompted international concern about the status of free speech in South Korea and the future of human rights advocacy.

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