Ahmed Shaheed: Freedom of Religion or Belief

Church of Serbia - 9/5/19 Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. A very warm welcome to you all in Montenegro at this Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief! My apologies for not being be able to be with you in person at this roundtable. I know you have all undertaken an important endeavour today, ...

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief meets with His Holiness Aram I

2 April 2015. On Thursday morning, UN Special Rapporteur, Dr Heiner Bielefeldt, met with His Holiness Aram I at the Catholicosate in Antelias. Dr. Bielefeld was on an information-gathering mission on religious tolerance in the Middle East for a report he will be presenting to the UN Human Rights Council. In their discussion, His Holiness spoke ...

Eritrea: 185 Christians Arrested At Prayer Meeting

2/11/13 Release International fears more arrests could follow in new religious clampdown. Eritrean security forces have arrested 185 Christians following a raid on a prayer meeting to the north of the capital, Asmara. Most of those arrested are women. 'Our Eritrean partners say church leaders fear this mass arrest could herald a new clampdown on Christians and a ...