Turkmenistan has a history of mistreating Jehovah’s Witnesses and denying their basic human rights. Bibi Rahmanova and her family are recent victims of injustice by officials in Dashoguz.
The convictions set a dangerous precedent, threatening the religious freedom of over 160,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.
Perpetrators of religious hate crimes have gone unpunished. Violent attacks on the peaceful community of Jehovah’s Witnesses have escalated.
The European Court of Human Rights Upholds the Right of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia to Meet for Worship
The ECHR restates their position that Russia is violating the human rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including their right to worship peacefully.
South Korean judges are distressed by the injustice of mandatory verdicts that criminalize and imprison conscientious objectors instead of recognizing their human rights.
A third judgment against Turkey emphasizes that the European Convention protects conscientious objectors and that all Council of Europe member states must recognize the right of freedom of conscience.
Sixteen citizens are on trial, charged as ‘criminals’ for practicing their faith. If they are convicted, religious freedom throughout Russia is threatened for all citizens.
Azerbaijan claims to be a model of religious tolerance, yet citizens who are Jehovah’s Witnesses do not enjoy religious freedoms.
Conscientious objection to military service is accepted as a fundamental right by almost every country. Hear why human rights experts say that global recognition is due.
A conviction of Jehovah’s Witnesses facing criminal prosecution in Taganrog would endanger many fundamental rights for all Russian citizens.
Uzbekistan authorities appear committed to improving human rights. Jehovah’s Witnesses hope for positive results, including legal registration for all their congregations.
Why does the government oppose conscientious objection, refusing to recognize this fundamental human right?