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Religious persecution worsening in Asia

BANGKOK (UCAN): Religious freedoms are steadily being eroded across large parts of Asia and religious fundamentalism is on the rise, Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nations’ (UN) special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, has warned.
 
“Freedom of religion is routinely violated across much of Asia,” Shaheed said at an event hosted by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok. “In general, human rights are regressing in Asia.”
 

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