Blasphemy

Atheist Society of India Leader Arrested for Blasphemy Against Hindu Gods

The chief of the Atheist Society of India was detained after making blasphemous comments about Hindu deities in Kondangal.

On December 31st, Dalit activist and Telangana president of Bharata Nasthika Samajam (Atheist Society of India) Bhairi Naresh was detained for making sacrilegious comments on Swamy Ayyappa and other Hindu gods.

Pakistani Activists Speak Out Against Torture of Accused Blasphemers

Cases of custodial torture in blasphemy cases raise concern among Pakistani rights activists.

Human rights activists in Pakistan have urged the authorities to modify some of the principles of criminal justice to ensure the grounds for fair trials and express their concern about the rapid increase in cases of custodial torture in the country.

Chinese Troll Army Unleashes Tsunami of Insults & Blasphemy Against Islam

According to a report written by Theodoros Benakis, China's genocidal policy against Uyghurs, an ethnic Turkish group that resides in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), hit a new low. The Wumao army (also known as the "50 cent army"), known to be the trolls of the Chinese government, has hurt the religious sentiments of Uyghur Muslims on social media several times.

BBC Documentary Reveals Story of Nigerian Imprisoned for Atheism

BBC Africa released a new documentary this week shedding light on the obstacles humanists and atheists face in Nigeria while telling the story of a Nigerian imprisoned for blasphemy charges.

The program, narrated by BBC journalist Yemisi Adegoke, documents Mubarak Bala’s landmark case, which reveals the threats to religious freedom and tolerance in the West African country.

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