No Agreement with China May Ignore Human Rights
Mar21

No Agreement with China May Ignore Human Rights

An open letter to the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy Dear President Sergio Mattarella: Dear Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte: Chinese President Xi Jinping is about to start his visit to Italy. We understand that China is an important commercial partner of Italy and trade agreements will be at the center of the meetings. Italy has consistently been a staunch defender of human rights in different contexts, and has...

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Universal Periodic Review of China: NGOs Strike Back
Mar21

Universal Periodic Review of China: NGOs Strike Back

In the debate about the very soft UPR report, NGOs say they are not happy. Some insist on religious persecution. Massimo Introvigne source  : https://bitterwinter.org/universal-periodic-review-of-china-ngos-strike-back/ Bitter Winter discussed the disappointing, but not unexpected, report released on March 15 by the troika consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Hungary about human rights in China for the Universal Periodic Review. The...

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Oral statement on China General Debate Item 6 – 40th HRC session
Mar16

Oral statement on China General Debate Item 6 – 40th HRC session

Oral statement on China General Debate Item 6 – 40th HRC session Thank you M. President, CAP Liberté de Conscience would like to share with the Council its deep concern about the situation of religious liberty in China that is getting worse, not better since the last UPR of China. A new law on religion came into effect in 2018 and makes repression of all groups outside the government-controlled religious bodies, including Protestant...

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rejection of asylum in Japan for a persecuted religious minority in China
Mar14

rejection of asylum in Japan for a persecuted religious minority in China

Oral statement General Debate Item 4 – 13th March 2019 rejection of asylum in Japan for a persecuted religious minority in China.  Thank you M. Vice-President, CAP Liberté de Conscience would like to share with the Council its concern about the rejection of asylum in Japan for a persecuted religious minority in China. As of January two thousand nineteen, two hundred seventy members of The Church of Almighty God (CAG), a Chinese...

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Human rights situation of Uyghur minority in Xinxiang region in China must be criticised
Mar12

Human rights situation of Uyghur minority in Xinxiang region in China must be criticised

For the last many years, very alarming reports started to appear in the media about the ill treatment of Uyghurs who are Muslim, by the Chinese authorities. This governmental crackdown campaign consists of public burning of Quran, forced eating of pork, removal of youth from home, establishment of “re-education camps” with over a 1 million detainees and mass indoctrination to stamp out religious thoughts, shared among the country’s 11...

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The Church of Almighty God’s Refugees in Japan: A Statement at the United Nations
Mar12

The Church of Almighty God’s Refugees in Japan: A Statement at the United Nations

No refugee of The Church of Almighty God has been granted asylum in Japan, a country with a very restrictive policy on refugees in general. The situation has been discussed at the United Nations Massimo Introvigne As of January 2019, 270 members of The Church of Almighty God (CAG), a Chinese Christian new religious movement, have escaped China and applied for asylum in Japan. None of the requests has been granted. That the CAG is...

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