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Cuba: Catholic dissident held in solitary confinement, barred from religious activities

Caridad Caballero, a member of the Ladies in White, was arrested and imprisoned over the weekend along with her husband and teenage son, in order to prevent the family from attending Sunday morning church services for the fourteenth week in a row. 20/03/2012  


CSW offer condolences on passing of Pope Shenouda III

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is saddened to learn of the death yesterday of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the holy Apostolic See of Saint Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. 18/03/2012  


Vietnam: eight Hmong sentenced following last year’s cult gathering in Dien Bien province

Vietnamese newspapers have reported the sentencing of eight ethnic Hmong men to between two and two and a half years in prison, followed by two years’ house arrest each, following a mass gathering of ethnic Hmong in the northwest province of Dien Bien in May last year. 16/03/2012



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Read the March - April issue of Response to find out how CSW has influenced decision makers, offered solidarity, documented and raised awareness of religious freedom violations and empowered victims.

At a roundtable with Colombia’s President

At the end of last year, CSW and ed other NGOs were invited to meet with Colombia’s President and a number of high-level Colombian diplomats to raise and discuss human rights concerns in Colombia. We urged recognition of church leaders as a ‘vulnerable group’ and allocation of resources to protect them.

Praying for the persecutors

When King Solomon came to power, he asked God for wisdom and knowledge in ruling. He did not ask for the advantages that human rulers might normally seek. As we seek to bring greater freedom to people living under the world’s most brutal regimes CSW’s Chief Executive calls for prayer.

Country Profile: China An economic powerhouse but what about basic human rights?

In the past year, there has been an increasing crackdown on any form of dissent, including human rights defenders, lawyers, writers and religious leaders. CSW asks you to write to your MEP to help put human rights at the centre of the EUs relationship with China.

CSW leaders make an impact in Washington DC

CSW has long had strong connections with politicians and lawmakers in the USA who are passionate to see religious freedom improve worldwide. Find out more about CSW’s visit and the reaction to our Egypt petition.

Support the CSW team running the race for freedom on 15 April!

We’d love you to join us at the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April to cheer on a team of ten CSW supporters running to raise vital funds for CSW. Find out why Jonathon, one member of the running team, felt moved to take on the challenge.

Case update – Pastors released from prison in Laos

In some wonderful news from Laos, Pastor Wanna and Pastor Yohan were released from prison in January after being imprisoned for a year. Read the full story and discover the latest requests for prayer.





Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.

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