Latest EHF news
- 1 December 2015
The European Citizens’ Initiative “Wake up Europe! Act4democracy” is on its way. Organisers have now 1 year to get 1 million signatures to ask the European Commission to trigger Article 7 against Hungary and defend EU values
- European Parliament urges Bangladesh authorities to protect humanist writers… but turns a blind eye on national “blasphemy” law26 November 2015
On 26 November, the European Parliament adopted a joint resolution condemning severe violations of freedom of expression and horrific violence against secularist writers, publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh. However, MEPs kept silent on the very harsh national blasphemy-like legislations.
- 18 November 2015
Friday’s atrocity in Paris has left the world shaken, stupefied, and appalled at the deaths of so many innocent people. Many have awoken to a strange new realisation that the targets of terrorism are not simply strategic sites or public figures, but ordinary human beings, regardless of their origins, opinions, culture or belief.
- Bangladesh suffers two more Islamists’ attacks against free thinkers: Government keeps on failing to protect its people4 November 2015
The dramatic war against freedom or beliefs and freedom of expression continues to make more victims in Bangladesh. After multiples attacks against humanist bloggers and the recent murders of four of them, Islamist groups have continued their macabre witch-hunt against proponents of secularism and free speech.
Latest European news
- 3 February 2016
A Saudi court has overturned the death sentence of a Palestinian poet accused of renouncing Islam, imposing an eight-year prison term and 800 lashes instead. He must also repent through an announcement in official media. [...] Being accused of apostasy, Ashraf Fayadh must renounce his poetry on Saudi state media in a context of physical and intellectual suffering.
- 3 February 2016
Un collectif de journalistes satiriques est entré en résistance contre la politique anti-immigration du Premier ministre hongrois. Pour ce faire, ils ont créé un parti qui prend pour emblème un canidé mutant visant à déconstruire les idées politiques de Viktor Orbán. En d'autres termes, la résistance politique peut-elle éclore par le rire en Hongrie?
- 27 January 2016
Authorities in southern German states are confiscating cash and other valuables from refugees as they arrive in order to pay for their stay. [...] Authorities are seizing belongings above the value of €350 (£268) to cover costs, including personal items such as family jewellery.
- 19 January 2016
The European Commission has announced that it will start an unprecedented investigation into whether controversial laws pushed through by Poland's new Law and Justice Government violate EU standards.