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16-18 March 2020
Geneva, Switzerland

International Conference Center Geneva (CICG)

Set My People Free 2020 - Geneva

SMPF Exhibition presenting victims of apostasy and blasphemy laws. Video clips showing where Islamic apostasy and blasphemy laws are applied world-wide. Individual testimonies from victims and seminars about the issue. Location: International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), Motta Hall

SMPF 2020 - Geneva Event

 


 

Past 


30 June - 7 July 2019

Visby, Sweden

SMPF at Almedalen 2019

Almedalen Week

Set My People Free participated in Almedalen 2019 to create awareness about the issue of apostasy and blasphemy laws, connect with politicians and others to build partnerships. 

Kamal Fahmi's report

 


20 October 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

SMPF 2018

Set My People Free 2018 

Set My People Free 2018 will be held in downtown Stockholm on 20 October. SMPF will remember the victims of Islamic apostasy and blasphemy laws, create awareness about these laws and the impact they have and how they restrict freedom of expression and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. The location is the House of Culture (Kulturhuset), Galleri Celsing, 4th Floor, Sergels Torg, Stockholm. We are inviting politicians, journalists and human rights organisations. Different victims of apostasy and blasphemy laws will be there to share their testimonies.

Kamal Fahmi's report
 


1-8 July 2018
Gotland, Sweden

Visby Harbor

Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week is when different Swedish parties come together to present their programmes, normally attended by around 40,000 people. This year they are expecting even larger crowds as it is the year of the election and also it is the 50th year anniversary of the event. Set My People Free will be holding 10 seminars 1-5 July. (six near our tent, and four in the Speakers Corner). These seminars are advertised in the official program of Almedalen Week.

Kamal Fahmi's report


4-8 March 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

Human Rights Council - Malaysia

Side Event - Freedom of Religion in Malaysia - Human Rights Council 

Christina and Kamal representing Set My People Free were in Geneva to participate in a side-event organised by RLP (Religious Liberty Partnership) Task Group to abolish Islamic Apostasy and Blasphemy laws. The side event was to protect religious freedom in Malaysia by:
- bringing the attention to the violation of religious freedom
- giving recommendation to preserve religious freedom, which was a major pillar when the federation of Malaysia was established

Two lawyers from Malaysia, Eugene Yapp and Gayle Joking, participated and did an excellent job at bringing up issues of concern, together with Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief. During our time in the Human Rights Council we had opportunity to attend about seven other events and bring up the problem of islamic apostasy and blasphemy laws and the way it violates religious freedom. We distributed over 500 map-cards and around 150 of the booklet Victims of Islamic Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws.

Press release


11-22 September 2017
Warsaw, Poland 

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM)

 Kamal Fahmi Intervention

 

 


2-6 July 2017
Visby, Sweden

Almedalen Week 2017

Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week is an annual event taking place in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. It is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics.

Praise:
- New tent
- New posters - over 40
- Posters presenting cases of application of Apostasy and Blasphemy laws in Islam
- Over 2000 maps cards were distributed during the five days
- Around 50 SMPF calendars were given out
- We spoke personally every day with over 50 people
- Around 300 attended our seminars

Kamal Fahmi's report

 


19-30 September 2016
Warsaw, Poland

OSCE/HDIM Warsaw 2016

20th OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM)

The OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) is the worlds largest annual human rights conference. This year it convened again in Warsaw for 10 days. 1336 participants, 460 NGOs, 57 government delegations from the OSCE region met. HDIM has brought together hundreds of government officials, international experts and human rights activists i.o. to take stock of how states are implementing their commitments in the human dimension - in other words, the core values that promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Report by Forum for Religious Freedom Europe | Photos

 

 


19-22 June 2016
Geneva, Switzerland

Human Rights Council Geneva

Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws Violate Human Rights and Human Nature

In partnership with the Forum for Religious Freedom Europe (FOREF), Set My People Free (SMPF) will present an Open letter to different countries that criminalise apostasy and blasphemy laws urging them to implement article 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We will try to contact 10 different countries which criminalise death penalty and seven countries where it is illegal to change religion.

Kamal Fahmi's report | Press release

 


5-9 July 2016
Gotland, Sweden

Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week

Set My People Free will be in Almedalen between 4-9 of July, as we are going to have a stall there. We will present some seminars about freedom of speech, freedom of thought conscience and religion and apostasy and blasphemy laws in Islam, show video clips and give out pamphlets like the Map card and a magazine.

Almedalen Week is an annual event taking place in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. It is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen.

Kamal Fahmi's report

 


 

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