Americas

The ineffectiveness of economic sanctions

YOUNG VOICES FEB 28 2021 SAARANSH MISHRA Getty ECONOMIC SANCTIONS UN SANCTIONS The recent coup orchestrated by the Tatmadaw (military) in Myanmar has attracted deep concerns and condemnation from all around the world, with countries calling it a “serious blow to democracy”. In the aftermath, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is in […]

41 countries ban religion-related groups; Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baha’is among the most commonly targeted

BY SAMIRAH MAJUMDAR Government restrictions on religion take many forms around the world. Particularly restrictive governments often limit religious expression by banning certain groups – including entire faiths, social movements or political organizations that have ties to religion. In fact, 41 countries – or around a fifth (21%) of those evaluated […]