Scientology protected by Budapest District Court in front of Hungarian National Security

BLASTINGNEWS.COM Court declares raid and seizure at the Church unlawful, and grants no appeal. In a significant decision, today the Church won a major victory when the Central District Court of Buda declared that the raid on the Church by the National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) was unlawful.  As a result, the National Bureau of Read more about Scientology protected by Budapest District Court in front of Hungarian National Security[…]

Europe was present at the Youth for Human Rights International representatives from 42 nations were a noteworthy pressence at the 2017 International Human Rights Summit at the United Nations

The fourteenth Annual International Human Rights Summit, prepared by Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI), an arm of United for Human Rights, was held at United Nations central station in New York City in August 2017. Approximately 360 individuals from 64 nations, including ambassadors, U.N. diplomats, human rights activists, teachers and agents of nongovernmental associations, Read more about Europe was present at the Youth for Human Rights International representatives from 42 nations were a noteworthy pressence at the 2017 International Human Rights Summit at the United Nations[…]

In the Streets of Budapest: Speaking Out for Religious Freedom

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Scientologists from 27 nations demonstrated their commitment to religious freedom, joining Hungarian members of their religion in a march through the city to protest illegal government intrusion into the peaceful practice of their faith. The marchers—1,500 strong, including many friends from other religions—gathered at Deák Ferenc Square in the center of Budapest where a Read more about In the Streets of Budapest: Speaking Out for Religious Freedom[…]

Hungary: Religious Suppression Under the Guise of Data Protection

STATEMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY – Wednesday’s (Oct 18th) raids of the Church of Scientology in Hungary represent an outrageous and wholesale violation of the human rights of Scientologists throughout the country. These are Communist-era scare tactics being used by the government to harass and discriminate against a peaceful religious group. While there has Read more about Hungary: Religious Suppression Under the Guise of Data Protection[…]

Parliamentarians from 14 countries call on Russia for protecting religious minorities

Council of Europe cross-party initiative: Parliamentarians from 14 European countries call upon Russian government to put an end to religious freedom violations against minorities On Friday 13 October, 28 parliamentarians at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, coming from 14 European countries and members of the four main political groups at the Assembly, Read more about Parliamentarians from 14 countries call on Russia for protecting religious minorities[…]

Scientology representative demands action from OSCE – ODIHR in Warsaw about Russian religious repression

Warsaw, Poland • 15th September 2017 – Oral presentation at the OSCE – ODIHR Meeting of 2017, Working session 9—discussions concerning tolerance and nondiscrimination. From the Church of Scientology Human Rights and Public Affairs Office, Mr. Ivan Arjona presented an oral statement on the urgent need to take action on the Russian Federation for its violation of Read more about Scientology representative demands action from OSCE – ODIHR in Warsaw about Russian religious repression[…]

Regarding Discrimination on Scientology and Others in the Russian Federation

Scientology Presentation to Working Session 6 at the OSCE – ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of 2017 Warsaw, Poland • Oral presentation at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Meeting of 2017, Working Session 6. From the Church of Scientology Human Rights and Public Affairs Read more about Regarding Discrimination on Scientology and Others in the Russian Federation[…]

Ambassador Michael Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor On the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

Special Briefing Ambassador Michael Kozak, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Via Teleconference August 15, 2017   MS NAUERT: Well, welcome to our call today with Ambassador Mike Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Ambassador Kozak will talk about the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, which Secretary Tillerson Read more about Ambassador Michael Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor On the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report[…]