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Help three imprisoned atheist bloggers achieve their freedom.

MPs have confirmed that a controversial public order law that criminalises “insulting” words or behaviour will be reformed to permit greater freedom of speech.

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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Last week saw a victory for freedom of expression as the government finally capitulated and agreed to support reform to Section 5 of the Public Order Act. In the wake of such victories it serves us well
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Action Alert:  Free Al-Baz (Egyptian atheist blogger) now!

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged to learn about the arrest of Egyptian blogger and atheist Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Baz.

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In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws.

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The EU Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Vivianne Reding, has said that blasphemy laws and other such restrictions are not acceptable and pose a threat to free speech.

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Viviane Reding, the EU Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, has said that religious restrictions should not be placed on freedom of expression.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new bill into law that makes religious education mandatory for all schools in the country.

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The Dutch parliament has accepted a motion that will abolish the law that makes it an offence to insult God.

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This week’s Economist features an article about ex-Muslim atheists.

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