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  • Australia: a free vote?

    The Christian Institute

    An 18-year-old Christian lost her job in September after publicly sharing her opposition to same sex marriage on Facebook.

    Her employer, Madlin Sims, said: ‘Today I fired a staff member who made it public knowledge that they feel ‘it’s okay to vote no’. Advertising your desire to vote no for SSM is, in my eyes, hate speech. Voting no is homophobic. Advertising your homophobia is hate speech. It’s not okay to vote no.’

  • Cameroon: deportations

    Barnabas Fund

    It was reported in October that since 2015, Cameroon has forcefully deported over 100,000 Nigerian refugees who had escaped into the country fleeing Boko Haram Islamist violence.

    One of the deportees said of the Cameroonian soldiers: ‘They humiliated us like animals and beat us like we were slaves.’ The Cameroonian army often accuse the refugees of being Boko Haram militants in disguise, and the women of being ‘Boko Haram wives’.