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Ukraine: Russia faces ‘growing isolation’ says Cameron

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-26729260   The decision to axe the G8 summit shows Russia faces “growing political isolation”, David Cameron has said. The UK prime minister said world leaders were sending the “clearest possible” message that Moscow’s actions in annexing Crimea were unacceptable. The US and UK have said the G8 will be “hard to revive” in the […]

Ban Ki-moon condemns persecution of gay people in Russia

The United Nations secretary-general has used a speech ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi to condemn attacks on the LGBT community, amid growing criticism of Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” laws. Ban Ki-moon, addressing the IOC before Friday’s opening ceremony, highlighted the fact that the theme of the UN’s human rights day last December was “sport comes out against homophobia”. […]

IRF Roundtable Letter on Declining Religious Freedom Conditions in Kazakhstan

UCSJ, along with other members of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, sent a letter to the UN regarding our concern for declining religious freedom conditions in Kazakhstan. Click the above link to view it, or read an excerpt below: Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Office of the […]