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Iranian Rights Groups Decry Treatment of Christians

Iranian Rights Groups Decry Treatment of Christians
Iranian and European human rights and religious rights organisations have urged the international community to use new opportunities for trade with Iran to hold the government there to account over its treatment of Christian converts.

Pakistan: Christian Lawyer Forced into Hiding after Receiving Death Threats

Pakistan: Christian Lawyer Forced into Hiding after Receiving Death Threats
A lawyer who works to defend Christians and other minorities from persecution in Pakistan has fled and gone into hiding after receiving death threats.

Jailed Advocate for Religious Rights in Egypt Released on Bail

Jailed Advocate for Religious Rights in Egypt Released on Bail
A noted Coptic human rights activist arrested in May and accused of belonging to a terrorist organization was released from prison Tuesday (June 21) after posting bail.

Why We Should Choose Our Heroes/Heroines Wisely

Why We Should Choose Our Heroes/Heroines Wisely
Last week Google honored a supporter of dictators and terrorists as a civil rights and social justice activist. But “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?”

Prominent Chinese Pastor Released from Prison Preceding Visit of China's President to U.S.

Prominent Chinese Pastor Released from Prison Preceding Visit of China's President to U.S.
A prominent megachurch pastor has been released from prison preceding Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States.

Human Rights Campaign Says Promoting Equality for LGBT People Not at Odds with Christian Faith

Human Rights Campaign Says Promoting Equality for LGBT People Not at Odds with Christian Faith
The Human Rights Campaign is pushing for people of faith to support Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

45 Suspected Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Indonesia

45 Suspected Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Indonesia
Forty-five Burmese fishermen have been rescued from Indonesia, where they had been placed by human traffickers after traveling with fabricated documents.

Senate Demands Hearing on Suspect Changes to Human Trafficking Report

Senate Demands Hearing on Suspect Changes to Human Trafficking Report
Senators questioned the integrity of the human-trafficking report after the Obama administration dropped Malaysia and Cuba from the report’s blacklist.