USCIRF News Digest - February 7, 2020

Source:             www.uscirf.gov

Date:                  February 7, 2020

 

USCIRF News Digest - February 7, 2020
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Top News from Around the World

Azerbaijan 
Religious activist detained (Turan)

Burma
UN takes no action on order against Myanmar on Rohingya (Associated Press)

China
‘Admit Your Mistakes, Repent’: China Shifts Campaign to Control Xinjiang’s Muslims (WSJ)

Egypt
Al-Karm Copts go back on their testimony against those who burned their homes (Watani)
Egypt Detains Christian Past Jail Sentence (ICC)


India
Centre: Assam was told to free non-Muslims from camps (The Times of India) 

Indonesia
Conservative West Java Muslims seek interfaith festival ban (UCA News)
New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances? (Providence)


Iran
Fatemeh Mohammadi reported detained in Tehran prison as Trump highlights arrest (Article 18)

Iraq
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: January (ICC)

Malaysia
Cardinal Ayuso: Human fraternity, a “rich mixed salad” not “melting pot” (Herald)

Montenegro
Religious freedom comes to Europe’s second-newest nation. But Christians are concerned. (Christianity Today)

Syria
Christians in northeast Syria living in fear as Turkish forces, IS group active in region (France24)

Turkey
Turkey converts yet another ancient Greek church into a mosque (Greek City Times)

Other
Criminalizing ‘Matters of the Soul’: New Alliance to Target Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws (CNS News)

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