Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Converts from Islam 'neglected by international law'

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) say that the personal safety and security of those who convert from Islam to Christianity is ‘rarely discussed’ in bilateral or multilateral human rights dialogues. CSW also claim that worldwide many states pay ‘nothing more than lip-service’ to adherence to human rights clauses or in trade or aid agreements.

These were the findings of a CSW report written by Ziya Meral, a convert from Islam himself. The report, entitled No Place to Call Home, was the culmination of a special investigation by CSW into the human rights abuses suffered by those who convert from Islam to Christianity. Although the application for the death penalty for apostasy is rare, apostates face human rights abuses by states, their communities and their families, the report found. Read more
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