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Britain Pressures Pakistan To Repeal Blasphemy Laws As Pakistan Celebrates Independence From Britain

Twenty-four British politicians pleaded with Pakistan’s leaders to repeal blasphemy laws on the 70th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain. The British MPs sent a letter to Pakistan’s president and prime minister Monday urging Pakistan to repeal discriminatory [...]

Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan, says United States

“Religious freedom is under attack in Pakistan, where more than two dozen are on death row or serving a life imprisonment for blasphemy,” Rex Tillerson said in his speech as he released the 2016 International Religious Freedom report.  Religious [...]

Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out “genocide” against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson made [...]

Pakistan Independence Day: British MPs call for end to blasphemy laws on 70th anniversary

MPs are using the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence to urge its rulers to repeal blasphemy laws and instil religious freedom. In a letter signed by 24 leading British politicians to the country’s President and Prime Minister, they say the [...]

The ‘absent’ schoolteacher of Dulmial

CHAKWAL: When he chose teaching as his profession in 2002, Malik Zahid Hameed never thought that he would end up in such a bizarre situation. But the schoolteacher, who is also an office-bearer of the local chapter of the [...]

Indonesia’s Ahmadiyah Push Back Against Discriminatory Laws

Conversion Requirement for National ID Cards Prompts Protest Indonesia’s besieged Ahmadiyah religious community is fighting back. Earlier this week, representatives of the religious minority from Manislor district in West Java’s Kuningan regency filed a formal complaint against a local [...]

Amnesty Urges Algeria to Stop Arrests & prosecutions of Ahmadis

Algeria must halt its clampdown against members of the minority Ahmadiyya religious movement, said Amnesty International, ahead of the appeal hearing on June 21 of six Ahmadis sentenced to up to four years in prison for charges relating to [...]

Algeria: Wave of arrests and prosecutions of hundreds of Ahmadis

Algeria must halt its clampdown against members of the minority Ahmadiyya religious movement, said Amnesty International today, ahead of the appeal hearing on 21 June of six Ahmadis sentenced to up to four years in prison for charges relating [...]

Algerian Human Rights organization condemns targeting of Ahmadi Muslims

The Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) has condemned the Government’s crackdown on the Ahmadiyya Muslim minority. Referring to the arrests of the Algerian Ahmadis, the LADDH called it an unacceptable infringement of the freedoms of worship, [...]

Indonesia: Authorities allegedly seal Ahmadiyah mosque in Depok

A week into Ramadhan, authorities of Depok city in West Java reportedly sealed on late Saturday a mosque belonging to an Ahmadiyah congregation, a minority Muslim group that has long been persecuted for its beliefs. Ahmadiyah spokesman Yendra Budiana [...]

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