• Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

    • Jul 1, 2017

    Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a co-founder of a network of bloggers, was found guilty of “conducting propaganda against the communist government” under Article 88 of the Criminal Law. The government indictment accused Quynh of Facebook posts from 2012 to 2016 “criticizing and deforming the Communist Party’s policies and history, and dividing national solidarity.”

  • Religious Freedom advocates praise Denmark’s repeal of blasphemy law

    Religious Freedom advocates praise Denmark’s repeal of blasphemy law

    • Jun 9, 2017

    An anti-blasphemy law, which had almost never been used in the last 46 years, was repealed by the Danish parliament. Advocates for religious freedom have expressed support for the decision since blasphemy laws are often used against dissenters and critics of dominant religious and political views.