Latest Religious discrimination News

The Latest: Hungary opposition wants Gruevski extradition

Nov. 14, 2018 12:08 PM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Hungary's opposition parties are calling on the Hungarian government to arrest and quickly extradite the fugitive former Macedonian prime minister who is seeking asylum in Hungary. Nikola...

Muslim woman claims religious discrimination at Walmart job

Nov. 10, 2018 2:48 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Muslim woman is suing Walmart, claiming managers at a Knoxville store discriminated against her and then retaliated when she complained. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the lawsuit was filed this week in federal court in Nashville by Fadumo Sardeye. It says the Somali native...

UN rights resolution would condemn abuses against Rohingyas

Nov. 7, 2018 7:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority. The draft resolution,...

ACLU objects to Hawaii retirement home assisted suicide ban

Nov. 2, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director...

The Latest: Retirement home says it doesn't discriminate

Nov. 1, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the ACLU's challenge to a Hawaii retirement home's ban on medically assisted suicide (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Hawaii retirement home says it's consulting its legal counsel after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded it stop discriminating against non-Catholic...

Rights group says 9 Christians detained, abused in Sudan

Oct. 30, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A human rights group is calling on the Sudanese government to investigate reports of torture and abuse of nine Christians, including a priest, it says were detained by state security forces and charged with apostasy. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies says in a statement Tuesday...

Clergy members allege discrimination in police division

Oct. 22, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the clergy in Ohio's capital city are demanding changes regarding allegations of a climate of discrimination in its police department. More than 30 members signed a letter that was recently delivered to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's office asking for several changes,...

India's accused minister files defamation suit amid protests

Oct. 15, 2018 6:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's junior external affairs minister filed a criminal case for defamation in court Monday against a woman who has accused him of sexual harassment, his attorney said. Minister M.J. Akbar filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani, the first of more than a dozen women to allege...

Poland vetoes EU rights report not citing Christians, Jews

Oct. 11, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government says it is vetoing the adoption of an annual report on the European Union's guiding civil rights document because it did not call for protecting Christians and Jews from religious discrimination. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro's decision on Thursday to oppose the...

UK court rules bakery didn't discriminate in 'gay cake' case

Oct. 10, 2018 6:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling and ruled that a bakery owned by a Christian family didn't discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake bearing a slogan supporting same-sex marriage. Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused in 2014...