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USCIRF Hearing on Technological Surveillance of Religion in China

Shabtabnews – USCIRF announces a hearing on Surveillance of Religion in China . As during the past two decades, the Chinese government has created an Orwellian surveillance state with an unprecedented ability to gather private information about its citizens. The government has installed hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras across the country, using facial and voice recognition systems to distinguish …

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USCIRF Releases Report on the Anti-cult Movement and Religious Regulation in Russia and Central Asia

Shabtabnews – USCIRF Releases Report on the Anti-cult Movement and Religious Regulation in Russia and Central AsiaWashington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following report:Religious Regulation Issue Update – This issue update explains the legacy of Soviet-era legislation as well as the substantial influence of the western anti-cult movement on contemporary religious regulation in …

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IOPHR Demands the overturning of death sentences of the three protesters.

Shabtabnews – Following the statement of IOPHR on 27th June requesting for Urgent Action against death sentences issued against protesters, Hamid Gharagozloo the representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C. in an interview in Kalam TV highlighted the importance of global twitter campaign to stop the carrying out of the death sentence against the …

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Iranian dissidents call for regime change and for observation of human rights

Shabtabnews – According to FoxNews tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents and supporters of regime change are expected to gather for a virtual summit this week — as the U.S. continues to ramp up the pressure on the regime in Tehran over its terrorist activities. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/iranian-dissidents-summit-overthrow-as-us-pressure-tehran Furthermore, growing number of members of US congress have called on the Iranian regime …

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USCIRF Applauds Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Senior Chinese Officials

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today applauded the U.S. Department of Treasury’s designations under the Global Magnitsky Act and the Department of State’s imposition of visa restrictions on senior Chinese officials responsible for egregious religious freedom violations against Uyghur and other Muslims in Xinjiang. “For years, USCIRF has called on the administration to impose targeted sanctions against Chen Quanguo, Zhu Hailun, …

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Mullahs and the Chinese Communist Party, an unholy alliance

christianpost.com – What has happened to Iran over the past four decades? Back in 1976, Iran was at the height of its glory after nearly two centuries. As a close ally of the U.S., the only friend of Israel in the region, and a prosperous nation with the eighth largest economy in the world, Iran was poised to surpass many …

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An open letter to US secretary of State to put pressure on the Iranian regime to stop the violation of the rights of the religious and ethnic minorities in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a open letter various human right organisations, religious groups, and civil liberties groups asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  to “Call on the Iranian government to release all religious prisoners of conscience and to reach out to U.S. allies to express their concern making it clear that detaining such innocent individuals during a pandemic demonstrates a …

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IOPHR Requests for Urgent Action against death sentences issued against Mr. Ruhollah Zam

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR called “on all international organisations to condemn all death sentences issued by the Iranian regime, especially for journalists, and to use all available means to put pressure on Iranian authorities to overturn this type of inhuman sentence.”  The IOPHR invited all journalists, news presenters, and staff of Persian-language satellite TV stations abroad to unanimously …

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