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21 December

US Supreme Court sides with ‘government’ over faith in Covid mandate decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to block New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers without religious exemption,

15 December

Vietnam crushes human rights advocate for her activism

Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang has been sentenced to nine years in prison. She was convicted of anti-State propaganda under Article 88 of the Criminal Code at a one-day trial on 14 December.

23 November

Russian court acquits a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges

On 22 November, a court in Vladivostok issued the first acquittal of a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges since the Supreme Court ordered the liquidation of all Jehovah's Witness organisations as extremist and prohibited their activities in 2017.

14 August

An American Univeristy crosses the line on religious freedom of students

University of Iowa found guilty of religious discrimination. The crime: forcing student groups to accept University appointed leaders for their group. Groups argued that UI targeted them for requiring student leaders to sign a statement of faith.

04 May

How killer on drugs escaped French trial for anti-Semitic murder

Judges ruled that Kobili Traoré had been undergoing a "psychotic episode" at the time of the attack on his 65 year old neighbour and that his "discernment" had been "abolished". This is spite of a long history by the defendant of antisemitic behavior

30 April

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor

Calgary Police and Alberta Health Services apply for and receive a secret warrant - “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to the building of the church led by Pastor Artur Pawlowski.