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Views: Egypt’s Criminalisation of Minority Free Speech through Blasphemy Cases

By Mohamed Mandour – Rowaq Arabi The revolution of 25 January 2011 gave most religious minorities in Egypt a genuine opportunity to step into the public sphere, openly practice their [...]

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Christian Nurses Attacked, Arrested under Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

By Morning Star News – Two Christian nurses complying with a supervisor’s orders to remove stickers at a government hospital were arrested in Faisalabad, Pakistan on Friday (April 9) after [...]

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Contempt of Religion in North Africa: Repression of Minorities and Monopoly on Interpretation of Religion

By Ishak Ibrahim – TIMEP – Since 2011, many countries in North Africa have witnessed major political changes following widespread protests and revolutions. As a result, new [...]

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Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for ‘Insulting Islam’

By Morning Star News A young Christian teacher in northeastern Egypt is facing charges of insulting Islam after he posted comments on Facebook, according to local reports. Youssef Hany of [...]

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Egypt cracks down on blasphemy in wave of arrests

By Al-Monitor In the past few days, several arrest warrants have been issued for Egyptian Christians accused of insulting Islam. A young Muslim man was also detained for mocking the hosts of [...]

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Pakistan: Accusations of blasphemy continue to endanger lives

By Amnesty International The alarming uptick in blasphemy accusations across Pakistan underscores the urgency with which the draconian laws that enable abuse and risk lives must be repealed, [...]

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Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws in Egypt

By Coptic Solidarity – The Egyptian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and criminalizes discrimination based on religion. Yet, the second article of the Constitution states that [...]

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Senators Lankford, Coons Call for Repeal of International Blasphemy Laws

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced a resolution to call for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. A number of countries [...]

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Long read: The forgotten faces and hidden history of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

By FoRB in Full – A Blog by CSW – No case highlights the fervour and frustration associated with blasphemy more than that of Asia Noreen (better known as Asia Bibi), the Pakistani [...]

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Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada, lawyer confirms

By Euan McKirdy and Sophia Saifi – CNN Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman freed from death row last year has arrived in Canada, according to her lawyer, Saif Ul Malook. Bibi, a mother [...]

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