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27 June - 1 July 2023
Hamngatan, Visby, Sweden

Almedalen Week 2023

Almedalen Week 2023

Almedalen Week 


24 March 2023
Virtual Event

Recognising the Diversity of Yemen

Jubilee Campaign, CAP Freedom of Conscience, Set My People Free, the Minority Council of Yemen and Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe together with the Slovak Republic and other members of civil society are hosting event on Recognising the Diversity of Yemen - the right for every Yemeni to determine their religion or belief.

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6 October 2022
Warsaw, Poland


Location: Sofitel Victoria Warsaw Królewska St. 11, 00-065, Warsaw

While there are no laws against ex-Muslim rights in OSCE states, ex-Muslims still face threats from family members and the wider community. During this event you will hear directly from ex-Muslim refugee survivors of apostasy and blasphemy laws in OSCE states on the cause of the violence and also hear presentations from stakeholders about the wider situation for ex-Muslim asylum seekers from evidence captured in recent reports covering specific OSCE countries.

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5-6 July 2022
London, England

UK FoRB Conference 

The UK FoRB Conference will be held at the Ministerial and a separate event in Parliament. There are three planned initiatives. Two side-events will be held in parliament on  5 July and an exhibition space with opportunities for seminars will be held on  6 July. 

6 July 2022

No Penalty for Apostasy & Blasphemy
Set My People Free Exhibition 2022
Remembering & Honouring Survivors & Victims of Apostasy & Blasphemy Laws

More information  |  Press Release  |  Press Release for Journalists


5 July 2022

1) Free to Believe or Not: End Criminalisation of Apostasy and Blasphemy

Concept note for the event  | Register here

2) Freedom to Worship for All Algerians

Concept note for the event  |  Register here




3-7 July 2022
Visby, Sweden
almedalen week


 Almedalen Week     Harbour level H201




14 March 2022 | 2:00pm CET
Virtual Event - free


Free to Convert, Practice and Profess

This side-event convened to raise the voices of those affected by laws and practices that punish individuals for leaving or adopting another religion and restrict their freedom of association. It addressed how policy makers can work to turn the tide and encourage more states to repeal the blasphemy laws, apostasy laws, and relevant legislations in light of the suffering it causes and the resulting violations of basic human rights.



8 March 2022 | 12:30pm CET
Virtual Event - free

Protecting Life: Repealing the Death Penalty for Apostasy and Blasphemy

Summary: Killing in the Name of God, by Monash University

Report | Photos



9-10 December 2021
Malmö, Sweden

Human Rights Day 2021

Set My People Free Calls for Equality for Christian converts, Ex-Muslim Humanists and Others Who Choose to Leave Islam or Question Islamic Law

SMPF will host an exhibition in Central Malmö, at Värnhemstorget, for Human Rights Day calling attention to the fact that 1.3 billion Muslims live in countries where they do not have the freedom to leave Islam. The exhibition will also honour the victims and survivors of Islam’s blasphemy and apostasy laws. Between 9:00AM and 7:00PM.

Press release


11 & 25 November 2021

Virtual Event

Believe everyone has the right to choose what their religion or belief?
Believe everyone has the right to practice or not to practice?
Believe freedom of expression is key to enjoy the freedom of religion or belief?
Want to do something about it?
Get ideas for human rights advocacy and how you can get plugged in.
Time: 45mins, Virtual



9-10 October 2021
Stortorget, Örebro, Sweden and Washington D.C.

Set My People Free had two Manifestations - in Örebro and Washington D.C. - calling on the repeal of the death penalty for apostasy and blasphemy.
Images below are the Manifestation/exhibition in Stortorget, Örebro Sweden. See VIDEO of event in Washington D.C.

Manifestation in Sweden

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13-15 July 2021
Washington D.C.

IRF Summit

International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 

The IRF Summit 2021 will bring together a broad coalition that passionately supports religious freedom around the globe for a three-day in-person event in Washington D.C., July 13-15, with a virtual option for participation. It is a gathering of NGOs from all over the world who are working for religious freedom joined by politicians and human rights activists who are concerned about this issue. Set My People Free together with a coalition of other organizations will be spotlighting the right to freedom of religion or belief at the International Religious Freedom Summit in DC (15 July 2021 at 4:30PM EST) by hosting the side-event Free to Choose : Abolish Anti-Conversion Laws and Apostasy Penalties Coalition

Kamal Fahmi - the founder of Set My People Free will be sharing about the developments in Sudan with the miraculous repeal of the apostasy law and what other steps are being taken. He recently visited Sudan in June. There will also be additional witness statements from Mariam Ibraheem from Sudan, Cheikh from Mauritania, Marziyeh from Iran and Pastor Keshav from Nepal.

More information: https://jubileecampaign.org/events/irfsummit2021/


4-7 July 2021
Visby, Sweden (Digital)

Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week 2021 this year will be mainly a digital event for four days, 4-7 July. The unique thing about Almedalen Week is the great breadth of actors in the public, private and non-profit sector, who together with political representatives and the media meet for a couple of days every year to discuss important societal issues.

Set My People Free digital seminar videos:

   - How can politicians in Sweden get involved in counteracting apostasy and blasphemy laws internationally?

   - What is the situation like for ex-Muslims in Sweden and Europe?

   - 1.3 Billion Muslims do not have the freedom to change their religion - Why?  


13 February 2021
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg Exhibition

Exhibition in Gothenburg

SMPF had its first exhibition in Gothenburg highlighting Pastor Raymond Koh, who was abducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia four years ago. Since then nothing has been heard of him. Where is Raymond, and what is the situation for people in other countries who have fallen victims of Islamic apostasy and blasphemy laws? Around 1500 people passed by the exhibition and a number of good conversations took place.



16-18 March 2020
Geneva, Switzerland

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Set My People Free 2020 - Geneva  Cancelled
Apostasy And Blasphemy Laws Summit

Cancellation Announcement: Thursday, 12 March 2020

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions on travel and gatherings that came on Wednesday evening, March 11, and after consulting with a number of people, we decided to cancel the Set My People Event 2020, Geneva. We hope to have it next year in the first or second week of March. Updates will be on the website.

Thank you for your understanding,

Kamal Fahmi
International Executive Director
Set My People Free



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.

- 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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