Freedoms of religion and expression "twin rights" in fighting intolerance: UN report


UNITED NATIONS, Mar 10 (APP): The freedoms of religion and of expression are not contradictory but complementary, as both rights are the twin tools in combating incitement to hatred, a United Nations human rights expert said Thursday. “There is widespread perception that the rights to freedom of religion or belief and to freedom of opinion and expression are in opposition to each other,” UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt said during the presentation of his latest report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.