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A group of 30 non-government organizations -- including Christian groups, human rights organizations and religious freedom groups -- have called on President Obama to ask for the release of 16 Chinese prisoners of conscience during his meetings with the Chinese president.
It is this underlying belief in human dignity, founded upon the Judeo-Christian understanding of what it means to be a person, that informs our nation's most essential affirmation: That all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.
The U.S. State Department's "virtual embassy" to Iran, which highlights that country's human rights abuses, has a site listing those jailed for dissent or religious beliefs -- but it doesn't include imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been tortured because of his Christian faith.
The American Center for Law and Justice announced Tuesday that its European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice, is urging the U.N. Human Rights Council to call on Iran to immediately release American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving a prison sentence because of his Christian faith.
The convictions of two Coptic Christians on Monday for stealing weapons from soldiers during a 2011 protest is the latest attempt by the Egyptian military to cover up their involvement in a massacre that left more than two dozen Copts dead, Christians say.