Category Archives: Infringement of Orthodox Christians’ right to freedom of assembly including acts of vandalism and desecration against Orthodox worship and sacred places

Four churches of the canonical Church have been attacked in Rovno region in Ukraine

May 12, 2019 – In the last two days, worship buildings of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been attacked in four villages of the region by the supporters of the newly formed and State backed religious organization, according to Informational and Educational website Orthodox Life (“Pravolsavnaya Zhizn”) that functions with the blessing of the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, […]

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The church life of the faithful in Dubrovsko has been disturbed by the dispute over the ownership of their church in Media.

March 7, 2019 – A group of people, who present themselves as inhabitants of a village Dubrovsko in Šavnik Municipality, have publicly disputed the ownership of the St. George’s Church, situated in the above-mentioned village and has been a property of the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Budimlja and Nikšić (“the Diocese”) for centuries; this incident disturbed the church life […]

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The European Court of Human Rights has opened legal proceedings over a complaint filed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church community of Ptichya about the confiscation of the church

March 14, 2019 – the European Court of Human Rights addressed an official notification of the admissibility of the complaint and the opening of the legal proceedings to the religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the village Ptichya of Rovno region in connection to multiple seizures of the church, which took place with the support and […]

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4 new facts about harassment of Chernivtsi-Bukovina Diocese’s believers.

March 26, 2019 – The Chernivtsi-Bukovina Diocese Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) published a summary of issues discussed during the meeting with the OSCE representatives on its Facebook page: “within the framework of the meeting of the secretary of the Diocese, Archimandrite Nikita, with the representatives of the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the following issues were considered: – the […]

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US Department of State published 2018 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 21, 2019 – US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor,  published its Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018 in regards to Bosnia and Herzegovina (“the Report”). In particular the Report highlights the problems concerning property restitution and discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BIH”) in regards to the religious minorities, including the Serbian Christian Orthodox minority. As […]

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