Human Rights

3 October: International Soheil Day

AAI kindly asks our followers to add your name to a petition calling for Iran to release Iranian atheist, Soheil Arabi, sentenced to death for insulting the prophet on Facebook. Our contributor, Sina ...

Atheist Support Network Story: Standing tall in the face of fear

Ezzat is an Egyptian-born artist. She uses her art for activism (images on this page are her own art). In a normal society, this is something we would appreciate, but in many societies, this could mea...

Gay man brutally murdered by family in Iran

LGBT rights activists have reported the killing of a young gay named Alireza Fazeli Monfared in Ahvaz, Iran. This 20 year old Iranian man was allegedly murdered, or beheaded according to some reports,...

Burmese Monk Against Human Rights

In a shocking video sent to AAI by affiliate Burmese Atheists, a senior monk derides the protestors and their demands for human rights, particularly over gay marriage which he prays never happens in M...

Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka: Pakistan Has Failed to Protect Its Minorities

On the 23rd of March, 2021, Pakistani prime minister Mr. Imran Khan arrives on an official visit to Sri Lanka. Our affiliate, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka issued the following statement: CEM...

Michael Sherlock – The Cult of Scientology in Australia: Religious Freedom v Human Rights

Finally, it will be argued that whether or not Scientology is classified as a cult or a religion, amendments need to be made to S. 116 of the Australian Constitution that expressly place greater empha...

Michael Sherlock – Freedom of Expression vs Blasphemy: Islam vs Human Rights

Any doctrine or law that governs “offensive speech” will naturally collide with the fundamental human right to express one’s individual ideas, beliefs and opinions, thereby circumventing the progress ...

This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like

“Show us what democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!” This is one of the many chants that were repeated at a Black Lives Matter protest and sit in that I attended...

Jordan

Jordan is a small landlocked country lying along the eastern border of Israel. Sometimes it is referred to as the “East Bank,” while Israel is known as the “West Bank.” Since its independence from the...

Recent elections in Costa Rica

Congratulations to the people of Costa Rica in choosing Carlos Alvarado Quesada as the President Elect of their country.  In doing so, they chose tolerance over religious dogma. The main issue of the ...