"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, alone or in community with others, and, in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
Article 18 of the Universial Declaration of Human Rights:
Sunday, 6 June 2010
UNHRC Session 14 Geneva June 1-2, 2010
UNHRC Session 14 Geneva
GENEVA -UPF, WFWPU International, FOREF Europe & Human Rights Without Frontiers have submitted a joined statement to the UNHRC, protesting abduction & forced confinement of Unification Church members & other beleivers in Japan. On June 1st 3 victims submitted a petition at the Japanese Embassy. June 2nd a side-event was held at the UN Geneva to draw international attention to this severe violation of human rights. And the day after (June 3rd) a delegation of victims visited the international HQ of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, protesting that Japanese christian ministers are acting as kidnappers & faithbreakers with impunity.