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ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018

Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled.

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The NSS has called on Belfast City Council to reconsider a ban on "offensive expression" about religious beliefs during council business.

Student U-turn over Christian Union ban at Oxford College

Student U-turn over Christian Union ban at Oxford College

Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Organisers will allow the Christian Union to exhibit at future freshers' fairs at an Oxford college, after an earlier decision to ban it.

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities.

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

The National Secular Society has expressed its support for Richard Dawkins after a radio station cancelled one of his speeches because of his criticisms of Islam.

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so.

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017

The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015.

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.

43% of universities restrict speech that might “offend” religious people

43% of universities restrict speech that might “offend” religious people

Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017

University administrations are becoming increasingly "censorious", with 43% of universities censoring speech that might "offend" religious people, according to online magazine Spiked.