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April 29, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The new law's stated aim is to curtail and target instances of a range of crimes, including fraud, corruption, money-laundering, terrorism or terrorism-related activities, exploitation of minors and human trafficking, as well as tax evasion.
April 29, 2021
Priscilla Huff
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, urging national unity while also proposing an ambitious - and inevitably contentious - legislative agenda.
April 23, 2021
Staff Reporter
The non-binding motion further calls on the UK government “to fulfil its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and all relevant instruments of international law to bring it to an end.”
April 23, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Despite the Vatican-China agreement on Bishop appointments," the USCIRF report says, "Chinese authorities continued to harass, detain, and torture underground Catholic bishops—such as Cui Tai and Huang Jintong—who refuse to join the state-backed Catholic association."
April 22, 2021
Staff Reporter
Written by more than 30 experts and running to more than 700 pages all told, the report looks at religious freedom violations in 196 countries – basically every country on earth – and covers trouble spots both on and off journalists’ radar screens.
April 20, 2021
Staff Reporter
Written by more than 30 experts and running to more than 700 pages all told, the report looks at religious freedom violations in 196 countries – basically every country on earth – and covers trouble spots both on and off journalists’ radar screens.
March 26, 2021
CNA Staff
The Chinese authorities announced the measures March 26 against David Alton and eight other U.K. citizens, as well as four institutions critical of the country’s human rights record.
March 22, 2021
Benedict Lopez
The 83-year-old priest has been jailed since October 2020 for his alleged role in inciting riots in Bhima Koregaon in 2018 (a village in India’s western state of Maharashtra) in 2018. He has been charged under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including terror-related offences of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
March 18, 2021
Staff Reporter
The CCJP initiative to protect minority girls will include consultations with politicians and other decision makers at both state and national level, promoting community awareness about the problem, and providing legal help for victims.
March 16, 2021
Staff Reporter
As many as fifty people perished in violence on Sunday, believed to have been the worst single day of bloodshed since the unrest began.
March 07, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"We know that through your prayers you continue to urge this broken world and this broken land to a time of peace, humility and prosperity," Archbishop Warda said, "with dignity of life and purpose for all."
March 03, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped from a state boarding school in the north west Nigeria state of Zamfara last week have been released, a local official announced.
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