Africa

Algeria: Amnesty International calls to halt the wave of arrests & prosecutions of Ahmadi Muslims

Source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/06/algeria-wave-of-arrests-and-prosecutions-of-hundreds-of-ahmadis/ Algeria must halt its clampdown against members of the minority Ahmadiyya religious movement, said Amnesty International today, ahead of the appeal hearing on 21 June of six Ahmadis sentenced to up to four years in prison for charges relating to the exercise of their religion. There are an estimated […]

The Tunisian women who want to be virgins again

Source:BBC In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) looks nervous. She’s biting her nails and checks her mobile phone constantly.”I consider this to be deception and I’m really worried,” she says. We’re on […]

Arab world’s coming challenges

Jun 16,2017 – JORDAN TIMES Fifty years after the Six-Day War, which marked the beginning of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Middle East remains a region in seemingly perpetual crisis. So it is no surprise that, when addressing the region, politicians, diplomats, and the donor […]

An industry built on human misery

Tracey Ferrier AAP, Petra Kaminsky DPA As nations around the world grapple with the people smuggling trade, vital questions beg answers. How many criminals are involved in smuggling? Who are they? How many desperate people are smuggled each year? And how many lives are lost along the way? Waves of desperate […]

Algerian Human Rights Organization Condemns Targeting of Ahmadi Muslims

Source: http://stopthepersecution.org/2017/06/algerian-human-rights-organization-condemns-targeting-of-ahmadis/ ALGERIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION CONDEMNS TARGETING OF AHMADI MUSLIMS 12TH JUNE 2017 / / The Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH) has condemned the Government’s crackdown on the Ahmadiyya Muslim minority. Referring to the arrests of the Algerian Ahmadis, the LADDH called it an unacceptable infringement of […]

Gambia’s govt mute on sectarian tensions between Sunni & Ahmadi Muslims

Source: https://gambia.smbcgo.com/2017/05/26/gambias-govt-mute-on-sectarian-divide-between-sunni-and-ahmadi-muslims/ | Written by Sam Phatey Gambia’s government remain quite over sectarian tensions that nearly turned violent over burial rights in a suburb outside the capital, Banjul. Ahmadis Muslims have claimed to be targets of attacks inspired by Sunni clerics backed by the powerful Supreme Islamic Council amid call for their […]