Hinduists (as victims)
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom criticizes Japan for violating religious freedom
In its Annual Report on the State of International Religious Freedom, issued on 30 April 2013, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) drew attention to the plight of ...
Eight raids, two official warnings in three months
In the first three months of 2013, at least eight Jehovah's Witness meetings in Jalal-Abad and Osh Regions of Kyrgyzstan are known to have been raided. Police and secret police officers warned partici...
Bill banning registration of extremist religious organizations sent to Duma
The government has sent a bill to the State Duma banning the registration of religious organizations of extremists. According to the government's press service, the bill stipulates that registrars res...
Belarus religious freedom survey
Belarus continues to keep religious communities within an invisible ghetto of regulation ...
Russia: USCIRF releases report on "Unruly State of Law" in Russia
Findings from a visit of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Pakistan: Minority rights day - year 2012 proved to be a nightmare for the religious minorities
The law enforcement agencies, the local court system and above all the government institutions are failing to protect the lives and properties of religious minorities all around the country.
"Complex", "arbitrary", "unnecessary" and "expensive" re-registration process
As the compulsory re-registration of all Kazakhstan's religious communities nears completion, smaller religious communities appear to be the main communities forcibly closed down or merged, Forum 18 N...
Pakistan's minority Hindus feel under attack
They came after dusk and chanted into the night sky "Kill the Hindus, kill the children of the Hindus," as they smashed religious icons, ripped golden bangles off women's arms and flashed pistols.
"It's prohibited to keep such books at home"
In what some in Uzbekistan think may be a change in the authorities' repression policy, there has been an apparent increase in confiscations of privately-owned religious books from homes during raids.
Pakistan: Forced conversions and religious intolerance forcing Hindus to abandon the country
The mass exodus of minority Hindus from Pakistan particularly from Sindh, has stirred the lethargic and ignorant government authorities who otherwise had kept mum over the security concerns of the Hin...
Kazakhstan: "Unlawful" fine - but will state do anything about it?
Kazakhstan continues to use property-related legal cases as a way of stopping people exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief
Russia: Venice Commission opinion on Russian extremism law
Comment of Human Rights Without Frontiers
Historic Hindu temple vandalised in Pakistan
Unidentified men on Sunday vandalised a historic Hindu temple in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan that was reopened on the orders of a court last year, police officials and local residents said.
Freedom of conscience in Russia: Restrictions and challenges in 2011
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presents its
sixth annual report on the freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation ...
Pakistan: Hindu girl tells Supreme Court she would rather die than convert to Islam
"In Pakistan there is justice only for Muslims, justice is denied Hindus. Kill me here, now, in court. But do not send me back to the Darul-Aman [Koranic school] ... kill me" ...