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USCIRF News Digest - May 12, 2020

Source:               www.uscirf.gov

Date:                    May 12, 2020

 

USCIRF News Digest - May 12, 2020
 
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Top News from Around the World

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso: Terrorists are driving us out (Independent Catholic News)


China
US Senate to ‘Soon’ Vote on Bill Targeting Chinese Officials Over Rights Violations in Xinjiang (RFA)​
China Says Marriages Between Tibetans, Chinese Will Strengthen ‘Ethnic Unity’ (RFA)
China plans to send Uygur Muslims from Xinjiang re-education camps to work in other parts of country​ (SCMP)
China ensures 'stability’ by demolishing churches, removing crosses (Christian Post)​

Germany
Spate of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe draws stark warning from WZO (JNS)
German monitor finds rise in anti-Semitic incidents after Halle synagogue attack (Times of Israel)


Laos
Lao Christians Harassed, Arrested Despite ‘Improving’ Religious Freedom Conditions (RFA)

North Korea
“North Korean internal uncertainty worsens human rights situation… Corona, you shouldn't be excused." (VOA)
Human rights situation still dire in North Korea: report (Korea Herald)


Russia
Dagestani MfE apologizes for war songs from loudspeakers on mosques (Caucasian Knot)
Statements of Chechen Speaker show difference of Adats and laws (Caucasian Knot)


Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to introduce 24-hour daily curfew across the Kingdom for Eid holiday (Reuters)


Sudan
Sudan Approves Draft Law to Criminalize FGM (VOA)

Turkey
Turkey the only NATO member singled out in annual religious freedom report (Providence)
‘Do you think president’s hate speech has a role in attack against Armenian church?’ (Bianet)
Greece slams Turkish media report linking patriarch to Islamic preacher Gülen (Ahval)
Erdogan lashes out at Armenian, Greek lobbies (Public Radio of Armenia)
Turkey investigates those who object to homophobia (The Economist)
Hate speech towards Jews, Armenians, Greeks from ‘Gercek Hayat’ magazine (Şalom)
Man arrested for attempt to set fire to Armenian church over pandemic (Ahval)
Man attempts to burn down Istanbul church, blames Christianity ‘for spread of coronavirus’ (Duvar English)


Ukraine
Ukrainian police official requests list of Jews in western city of Kolomyya (JTA)

 

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