December 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted 40 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi for committing violence last year in the wake of Morsi's ousting by the Egyptian military. The group of Islamists were found guilty by a criminal court of burning churches, shops and police stations in the ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 12 men to death for the murder of former Deputy Director of Giza Security Nabil Farrag. The defendants were charged with the formation of an illegal militant group, the murder of the police chief and attacking police and armed forces, Christians and local ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Thomas Warns, New York University School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act and the balance it strikes between rights to private property and self-defense...Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law a bill which expanded the ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Addison Morris
Egypt's state-run National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Monday publicly condemned recent violent attacks against the nation's Coptic Christians. Islamist extremists are believed to be behind attacks such as the burning of churches and property owned by Christians, along with the displacement ...[read more]
August 26, 2013
by Addison Morris
An Iranian court of appeals on Sunday rejected the appeal of American pastor Saeed Abedini and refused to reduce his eight-year prison term in the Evin prison. Abedini was sentenced in January by a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Iran to eight years in prison for threatening national ...[read more]
March 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Hungarian Parliament on Monday approved controversial amendments to the country's constitution. The amendments, approved by a vote of 265-11, with 33 abstentions, include several provisions previously struck down by the country's Constitutional Court. The amendments limit that court's powers, ...[read more]
February 26, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Constitutional Court of Hungary on Tuesday struck down a law that outlines how churches are given official designation, finding that it was too political. Under the law, only Parliament could give churches official status. The law did not contain an appeals process, and there was no ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
A branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Iran on Sunday sentenced an American-Iranian pastor to eight years in prison for threatening national security through his leadership in Christian house churches. Saeed Abedini, 32, became a US citizen through marriage in 2010 and has been traveling ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Malawi's government on Thursday changed its position on a decision to suspend it laws barring same-sex marriage and homosexuality after being pressured by a number of churches within the strongly Christian country. Despite announcing a moratorium that would suspend the laws to allow the country to ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday heard arguments in the challenge brought by a Mississippi church against a municipal ordinance that bans churches from the city's town square. The Opulent Life Church, a Southern Baptist congregation of 18 members, sought a a preliminary ...[read more]

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