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A priest and Catholic worshippers pray in front of an image of ‘Sangre de Cristo,’ burned in a fire on July 2020, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua. Oswaldo Rivas/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaragua released imprisoned priests, but repression is unlikely to relent – and the Catholic Church remains a target

When President Daniel Ortega returned to power in 2006, church figures supported him. Violent repression after the 2018 protests has soured the relationship and made clergy targets for intimidation.
Danish-Swedish extremist and politician Rasmus Paludan as he burns a Quran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on January 21, 2023. Tobias Hellsten/Wikipedia

In Sweden, burning Qur'ans threaten to send the country’s history of tolerance up in smoke

Anti-Islam activists in Sweden have repeatedly burned Qurans in public, not only earning the country vehement criticism from Muslim countries but also raising the threat of terrorism.
Viewed over decades, the Supreme Court’s record on religion-related cases is more complicated than recent headlines suggest. Phil Roeder/Moment via Getty Images

The Colorado website designer’s win is one of dozens of federal cases where religious beliefs and LGBTQ+ rights have clashed – and the pattern might not be what you think

Two sociologists break down how cases related to plaintiffs’ beliefs and LGBTQ+ rights have fared in federal courts over several decades.
Tunisian journalists protest in front of the Prime Minister’s office in the capital Tunis on February 16, 2023, in defence of freedom of expression and against the persecution of journalists. Fethi Belaid/AFP

For Tunisia’s muzzled media, Arab Spring is now a distant memory

Freedom of expression was the one remaining gain of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, but it is now severely threatened by a populist president.
People stage a rally to protest the newly-revised Criminal Code in Indonesia. Darryl Ramadhan/Antara Foto

Expert panel: Indonesia’s new Criminal Code crosses private boundaries, is anti-democratic, and can easily jail people

Indonesia’s new Criminal Code carries problematic articles that threaten democracy and freedom of speech, and have the potential to disrupt the private spaces of the citizens.

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