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Civil society reports estimate that in 2017 alone at least 50 individuals were imprisoned on charges of blasphemy, with at least 17 facing possible death sentences.
False blasphemy charges can be devastating for the entire family: ‘My life is ruined without him,’ says Zafar’s wife Nawab Bibi.
The EU adopted a resolution which calls “for an end to violations against the freedom of Christians and other religious minorities to worship”
Seven Christian intellectuals ask the state to “respect, guarantee and protect freedom of thought”, and demand “the freedom for Cuban parents to choose their children education”.
Evangelical Focus contributor Yoe Suárez was conducting a series of interviews in the city of Guantánamo, and was freed after being questioned and threatened with “legal action”.
Eighty journalists were killed this year. “The hatred of journalists is voiced, and sometimes very openly proclaimed, by unscrupulous politicians” and “amplified by social networks”, a RSF report says.