Judges to give a verdict by November 30th. Prosecutors asked a 120-day fine for Räsänen and argued her interpretation and post of Bible verses was “criminal”.
José Vivas was held in prison for a month after an irregular trial, due to a misinterpretation of a statement he made about the need to have spiritual freedom.
“There was no proof against him, and none of the witnesses produced by police could corroborate the blasphemy allegation against him”, said the attorney.
The Spanish Constitutional Court recognises the “woman's right to self-determination” regarding abortion. Evangelicals “regret and denounce the lack of protection of human life”.
We seek to make that main idea so clear, transformative, evident from the text and applicationally earthed, that we will genuinely have preached the text before we sit down.
Local authorities accused the Christian leaders of “tricking new members and disuniting the Bulgarian nation”. The religious freedom of the pastors was violated with “pejorative and hostile language”, says the European Union Human Rights court.
The US evangelist had rented the Hydro Arena, but the contract was cancelled after the pressure of LGBTQI groups and high profile politicians.
The Christian brothers have been in jail since 2014, accused of creating a blog with blasphemous material, after “a shoddy investigation and evidence”, said the lawyers.
They were accused of “unauthorized worship”. The court has upheld the sentence of six months in prison but reduced the fine by half.
Lorenzo Rosales is jailed in a high security prison since August 2021, after joining peaceful protests against the government. The European Parliament, US congressmen and human rights organisations called for his immediate release.
In a sentence, the highest court in Spain clearly opposes surrogacy because “it violates fundamental rights recognised in the Constitution and international agreements on human rights”.
His wife has also been sentenced to two years in prison. The Evangelical Federation ratifies its policy of “zero tolerance” for any hint of abuse in church contexts.
The death sentence is for a Protestant pastor who has been in prison since 2012, while the other was released on bail after four years in prison for Facebook comments.
The judges ruled that the forced resignation over refusal to stop wearing a cross necklace was “unfair and discriminatory” and rejected that the objection had nothing to do with her beliefs.
The Court of Appeal ruled that now doctors will decide if children can be prescribed puberty blockers. Former transgender patient Keira Bell warns about “the significant harm that children are exposed to”.
Three Christian converts were accused of promoting “propaganda against Islam”, according to the new restrictive Penal Code. Iranian believers ask to pray for encouragement and strength.
The city council will have to compensate Billy Graham Evangelistic Association with more than 126,000€ for removing advertising from public buses.
Supreme Court declines petition to protect Christian girls from forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to Muslims.
Iran’s newly amended penal code, which states that “any deviant education or propaganda that contradicts or interferes with the sacred Sharia [Islamic law] will be severely punished”.
The pastor and a bookstore salesman were condemned for “distributing publications or any other propaganda undermining the faith of a Muslim”.
The local transport company removed Festival of Hope ads from its buses in 2018. A court has now ruled that it was “a wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression”.
Minors 'must understand the consequences' before consent to treatment, says a landmark ruling. The country’s only gender clinic for children suspended new referrals for puberty blockers.
Olaf Latzel used insulting language to speak about LGBT activists in a small group seminar that was later posted on Youtube.
Joshua Wong was in solitary confinement for organising an unauthorised meeting. “A Bible passage in Romans is what gives me strength”, he said while in prison.
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom asks for the release of pastor Jesus Quinones, and the right of Cuban parents to “raise their children pursuant to their own faith”.