On Wednesday January 17, MEP Peter van Dalen, together with MEP Catherine Stihler, co-hosted the launch of Open Doors’ annual report, the World Watch List. Unfortunately, this year’s report highlighted a worrying trend; persecuting against Christians is increasing. Of the 2.48 billion followers of Christ in the world today, 1 in 12 face severe […]
The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to ensuring the EU, in its external actions, promotes and protects the right to freedom of religion or belief.
The Intergroup is extremely concerned about the case of Mr Hamed Bin Haydara, a member of the Baha’i community in Yemen, who was sentenced to death on January 8, 2018. Below is an outline of the case, provided by the Baha’i International Community in Brussels.
Dr Mudawi, a Sudanese Human Rights defender, has been released from Prison after having been held on trumped up charges for eight months. Dr Mudawi was arrested earlier this year for ‘waging war against the state’ amongst other things. Dr Mudawi has worked tirelessly as a human rights defender in Sudan for many years, and […]