Iranian Protester Tortured & Sentenced to Death for "Apostasy"

Iranian authorities have handed a death sentence to a 35-year-old mentally ill man for allegedly committing apostasy and “insulting holy things” amidst the early stages of protests following the death of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody.

Javad Rouhi and two teenagers, 19-year-old Mahdi Mohammadifad and 18-year-old Arshia Takdastan, were accused of breaking into the traffic police headquarters in the city of Nowshahr in northern Iran, setting it on fire on September 21 last year.

Interfaith Leaders & Secularists Sue to Stop Missouri’s Abortion Ban

A group of 13 religious leaders from various denominations filed a lawsuit on January 19 in St.Louis, Missouri, challenging the state’s ban on abortion, arguing that lawmakers used their religious beliefs to pass the law and imposed those beliefs on others.

Brave Gay Activist in Qatar Protests 2022 World Cup

Qatari police put an end to a one-person protest staged by British human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell outside of the Gulf state's national museum ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held on November 20.

Mr. Tatchell, director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, stood outside the National Museum of Qatar for just over half an hour wearing a T-Shirt with the words "#QatarAntiGay" inscribed. He was also seen holding a placard reading "Qatar arrests, jails, and subjects LGBTs to conversion" with the same hashtag below.

Indian Police Flog Muslims in Public, Condemned by Amnesty International

On October 4, plainclothes police officers in Gujarat, India, publicly flogged nine Muslim men in front of a cheering crowd. Video of the flogging went viral catching the attention of human rights groups.

New Survey: 70% of Young Scottish Adults have No Religion

A study sponsored by the Humanist Society of Scotland revealed many Scots are departing from religion and religious identity. The study showed a stark difference compared to a similar survey in 2011. The survey conducted by YouGov, an international research data and analytics group, asked more than 1002 adults about their religious preferences.

Sikh Sacrilege; Man Beaten to Death for Attempting to Steal Holy Sword

By Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa

On Saturday, December 18, 2021, a man was beaten to death after attempting to steal a ceremonial sword that is kept next to the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism's holy book, during prayers inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. The event was caught on camera in the video below.