As Rafida Ahmed writes in the preface to the 2015 edition, “once a country silences and intimidates its intellectuals and freethinkers, a vicious cycle of terror and extremism becomes inevitable”. We must not let that happen.
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Download the IHEU Freedom of Thought Report 2015:
- Standard, full edition (PDF, 542 pages)
- “Key Countries” edition (PDF, 190 pages)
- Extra-slim “Key Countries” edition (PDF, 74 pages)
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The final statuses awarded each country as well as “blasphemy” and “apostasy” laws status are available in this open Google Spreadsheet: goo.gl/kfH5pt. Note that the statuses are derived from the detailed considerations in the Report itself (see above).
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