Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses
Throughout Jehovah's Witnesses' history, their beliefs, doctrines, and practices have engendered controversy and opposition from local governments, communities, and religious groups.Many Christian den...
Jehovah's Witnesses and governments
Jehovah's Witnesses believe their allegiance belongs to God's Kingdom, which they view as an actual government. They refrain from saluting the flag of any country or singing nationalistic songs, which...
Supreme Court cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses by country
Numerous cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses have been heard by Supreme Courts throughout the world. The cases revolve around three main subjects:The Supreme Courts of many states have established the...
Military Units to Aid Production
Military Units to Aid Production or UMAPs (Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción) were agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government from November 1965 to July 1968 in the province o...
Human rights in Cuba
Human rights in Cuba are under the scrutiny of Human Rights Watch, who accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial...
Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Canada
Jehovah's Witnesses experienced religious persecution in Canada during both world wars because of their evangelical fervour, conspicuous abstinence from patriotic exercises and conscientious objection...
Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany
Jehovah's Witnesses suffered religious persecution in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945 after refusing to perform military service, join Nazi organizations or give allegiance to the Hitler regime. An...
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Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States
Throughout the history of Jehovah's Witnesses, their beliefs, doctrines and practices have engendered controversy and opposition from governments, communities, and religious groups. Many Christian den...
Declaration of Facts
The Declaration of Facts was a widely distributed public statement issued by Jehovah's Witnesses during the period of persecution of the religion in Nazi Germany. The document, which asserted the reli...
Declaration of Facts - Wikipedia
Purple triangle
The purple triangle was a concentration camp badge used by the Nazis to identify Bibelforscher (the German name for Jehovah's Witnesses) in Nazi Germany. A small number of Adventists, Baptists, Bible ...
Purple triangle - Wikipedia
Canadian Bill of Rights
The Canadian Bill of Rights is a federal statute and bill of rights enacted by Parliament of Canada on August 10, 1960. It provides Canadians with certain quasi-constitutional rights at Canadian feder...
Chan Hiang Leng Colin v. Public Prosecutor
Chan Hiang Leng Colin v. Public Prosecutor is a 1994 judgment of the High Court of Singapore delivered by Chief Justice Yong Pung How which held that orders issued by the Government deregistering the ...
Chan Hiang Leng Colin v. Public Prosecutor - Wikipedia
Richard Rudolph (concentration camp survivor)
Richard Rudolph (June 11, 1911 – January 31, 2014) was the last surviving victim of “double persecution” in that he was incarcerated for nearly nine years in Nazi prisons and concentration camps and t...
Saumur v. The City of Quebec
Saumur v Quebec (City of) [1953] 2 S.C.R. 299 is a famous constitutional decision of the Supreme Court of Canada which struck down a municipal by-law prohibiting the distribution of literature to the ...
Saumur v. The City of Quebec - Wikipedia
Adelaide Company of Jehovah's Witnesses v Commonwealth
Adelaide Co of Jehovah's Witnesses Inc v Commonwealth (1943) 67 CLR 116 was a court case decided in the High Court of Australia on 14 June 1943.In January 1941, acting pursuant to the National Securit...
Operation North
Operation North (Russian: Операция "Север") was the code name assigned by the USSR Ministry of State Security to massive deportation of Jehovah's Witnesses and their families to Siberia in the Sov...
Healthcare in Cuba
The Cuban government operates a national health system and assumes fiscal and administrative responsibility for the health care of all its citizens. There are no private hospitals or clinics as all he...
Healthcare in Cuba - Wikipedia
Gay rights in Cuba
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cuba may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.Public antipathy towards LGBT people is high, reflecting regional norms. ...
R. v. Boucher
R v Boucher [1951] S.C.R. 265 is a famous Supreme Court of Canada decision where the Court overturned a conviction for seditious libel on the grounds that criticizing the government was a valid form o...
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (French: La Charte canadienne des droits et libertés), in Canada often simply the Charter, is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada....
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Wikipedia
Knocking (film)
Knocking is a 2006 documentary film directed by Joel Engardio and Tom Shepard that focuses on the civil liberties fought for by Jehovah's Witnesses. It focuses primarily on the stories of three Jehov...
Cuban dissidents
The Cuban dissident movement is a political movement in Cuba whose aim is "to replace the current regime with a more democratic form of government". According to Human Rights Watch, the Cuban governme...
Roncarelli v. Duplessis
Roncarelli v Duplessis, [1959] S.C.R. 121, was a landmark constitutional decision of the Supreme Court of Canada where the Court held that Maurice Duplessis, the premier of Quebec, had overstepped his...
Religion in Cuba
Cuba's prevailing religion is Roman Catholicism, although in some instances it is profoundly modified and influenced through syncretism. A common syncretic religion is Santería, which combined the Yor...
Religion in Cuba - Wikipedia
Black Spring (Cuba)
Black Spring refers to the 2003 crackdown on Cuban dissidents. The government imprisoned 75 dissidents, that included 29 journalists, as well as librarians, human rights activists, and democracy act...
Racism in Cuba
Racism in Cuba refers to racial discrimination against Afro-Cuban or mulatto communities.
The Cuban census reports that 65% of the population is white while foreign figures report an estimate of t...