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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The protection of Religious Freedom improved now by the Council of Europe

At the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Rapporteur Mr. Valeriu Ghiletchi proposed the members of the Assembly coming from the 47 countries a Resolution and a Recommendation for “The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities”. After having conducted very intense debates at the very Committee of Equality and[…]