China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and associated news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-ordains-new-catholic-bishop-amid-tensions/2902519.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33783463
http://www.ucanews.com/news/protests-over-chinas-cross-removals-gain-steam/74018
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/08/zhejiang-officials-secretly-remove.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-olympics-07312015103401.html

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and associated news from China (the most recent are at the top)

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/zhejiang-officials-continue-removing.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-crosses-07292015101743.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-president-uses-law-to-tighten-grip-on-power/2883135.html
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/29/interview-with-a-wenzhou-pastor-the-chinese-governments-large-scale-destruction-of-crosses-in-zhejiang-province/
http://www.ucanews.com/news/crackdown-on-christianity-in-china-but-for-what-purpose/73986
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/officials-detain-members-of-recently.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Christians-respond-to-demolitions-in-Zhejiang-with-a-%E2%80%98Make-and-carry-the-cross-campaign-34884.html

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China, including associated reports of human rights abuses (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-churches-07272015103543.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/china-aid-president-testifies-at.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-china-rights-idUSKCN0PX0UN20150723
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07212015140342.html
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/20/china-secretly-detained-lawyers-risk-torture
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/shaanxi-police-shut-down-summer-camp.html

Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”


Originally posted on TechCrunch:

The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveillance upon individuals’ privacy has been described as “the new frontier of human rights” by Member of the European Parliament, Claude Moraes, who was giving an annual lecture on behalf of the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy at the London School of Economics on Friday.

Moraes is chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), which conducted an inquiry into electronic mass surveillance of European Union citizens last year, in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s digital dragnets.

Moraes said there is a growing understanding among members of the European Parliament of the need to balance state surveillance practices with individual privacy rights, although he noted there is variation at the level of individual MEPs and Member States, with some (such as the U.K.) taking a far more pro-surveillance and anti-privacy position.

He described the notion that there is an either/or dichotomy…

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Latest Persecution News – 3 April 2012


Drive to Release Rights Attorney in China Pushes Forward

The following article reports on the latest news surrounding Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who is being held in a Chinese prison.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/china/article_1490252.html

 

The articles linked to above are by Compass Direct News and  relate to persecution of Christians around the world. Please keep in mind that the definition of ‘Christian’ used by Compass Direct News is inclusive of some that would not be included in a definition of Christian that I would use or would be used by other Reformed Christians. The articles do however present an
indication of persecution being faced by Christians around the world.

Iraq: Stoning of Western Dressed Girls


The following article reports on the stoning of many girls in Iraq for dressing in western clothes. Over 90 girls have been stoned to death in a month in this disgraceful display of Islamic extremism.

http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue15746.html