Russia Moves Closer to Jail Terms for Offending Religion

Russian lawmakers take step toward imposing jail terms for offending religious feelings by approving new bill on second reading.

Tunisian Feminist Amina Tyler Arrested for ‘Immoral Gestures’

Tunisian activist Amina Tyler has been re-arrested after allegedly attempting to stage a topless protest in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan.

Italian Cardinal Urges End to Blasphemy Laws

In recent speech, Catholic Cardinal Angelo Scola calls for "eliminating laws that criminally punish blasphemy."

U.S. State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report for 2012

The report, which is available online, details the state of the rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression around the world.

Two Bloggers Released on Bail in Bangladesh

Two of the four bloggers who had been arrested over hurting religious sentiments were released on bail this weekend.