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EA Finished: Right-wing Extremist politician Rasmus Paludan burned a Quran Turkey Embassy in Stockholm

January 21, 2023, Sweden

Rasmus Paladan is an far right-wing extremist who is known for his demonstrations and so called freedom of thoughts and speech. His motive behind his inappropriate act was unreasonable, where he burned the Quran near the Türkiye Embassy. This is not Paludan's first time doing these type of demonstrations and have stirred different reactions and chaos within countries such as in Sweden and Middle East. People have been burning the Swedish flag and pictures of Paludan and riots due to extreme offensive demonstrations outside Sweden. Because of this, the visit from the Swedish Prime Minster,Ulf Kristersson, to Türkiye was cancelled and the support from Türkiye for Sweden to support them joining the NATO was also abandoned.

The Mistreatment of Religious Freedom is Rapidly Growing Worldwide

January 19, 2023, International

The religious freedom worldwide has become dramatically contravened and more than a million Christians and cases have been constantly evolving, especially in the year of 2022. Many innocent people have been persecuted, made fun of, verbally and physically attacked because of their religious background, job, and faith.

Hundreds Gather to Demand Justice for Victims of Religious Persecution in Bern

July 11, 2022, Switzerland

The Bundesplatz in Bern was filled with 500 wooden crosses, 1,000 roses, and a long list of names of victims of religious persecution on the 9. July. This was organized by the Working Group for Religious Freedom of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance SEA. They want to show solidarity with the more than 5,000 Christians worldwide who die because of their faith. And they warn that the number of people persecuted for their faith across different religions is increasing. Still, the organizers want to also communicate hope for the future.

Religious Freedom in Danger if a Russian Invasion of Ukraine would succeed

March 7, 2022, Ukraine

In the light of the current invasion of Ukraine by Russia, experts and human rights activists are concerned for religious freedom. They fear religious minorities will face the same human rights violations as in Russian controlled areas. Religious groups suffer discrimination in Crimea and the pro-Russian controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk.