Witnesses are hopeful that Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will release Bahram when he next grants amnesty.
The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COIE) says the “persecution on both religious and ethnic grounds” constitutes “a crime against humanity.”
Artur Avanesyan is serving a 30-month sentence in the Shushi prison colony of Nagorno-Karabakh despite his willingness to perform alternative civilian service.
Witnesses in Armenia fulfill their obligation to the government in a way that respects their conscience and benefits the country and its citizens.
South Korea continues punishing young Witness men with imprisonment for the legitimate exercise of their freedom of religion and conscience.
The Bulgarian SKAT TV station and two of its journalists are ordered to pay a heavier-than-usual fine for broadcasts that incited religious violence and hatred against the Witnesses.
The government’s action to protect the religious freedom of schoolchildren is a welcome relief to Witness students.