10 November 2020 Set My People Free made an intervention during the virtual SHDM on the Role of Digital Technologies and Civil Society Actors in Advancing FoRB for All — Challenges and Benefits.
Set My People Free urged OSCE countries to take threats and warnings ex-Muslims receive from Islamists seriously and ensure greater resources be placed in the police force and other institutions to effectively protect those who face threats for expressing Article 18 and 19 protected rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
“Violence should not be a means to silence.”
The statement included reference to the discriminatory nature of the Artificial Intelligence and flagging of posts on social media, while legitimate religious discussion is taken down, youtube clips like one of a know Islamic apologist remains on youtube which threatens ex-Muslims to death.
The statement also reiterated that OSCE states should, “make it a priority to abolish the death penalty for apostasy and blasphemy at the United Nations and other international forums as these laws have a ‘chilling effect on the legitimate exercise of fundamental human rights.”
Read the full OSCE statement here