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Arrest warrant issued for ultranationalist Myanmese monk

MANDALAY (UCAN): On July 9, the Western District Court in commercial hub Yangon, Myanmar, ruled that ultranationalist Buddhist monk, U Wirathu, must come out of hiding within a month to face a charge of sedition. It ordered that an arrest warrant be posted at his monastery in the northern city of Mandalay.
 
U Wirathu was accused of sedition for making speeches in May that attacked Myanmar’s state counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi.
 

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Protests after murder by Indian cow vigilantes

NEW DELHI (UCAN): Christian and Muslim advocates joined together in New Delhi to protest violence against minorities five days after a mob of Hindus beat a Catholic man to death for suspected cow slaughter in India’s Jharkhand state.
 
Prakash Lakra and three others were attacked by a mob on April 10 on the suspicion that they had slaughtered a cow in Jhurmu village in the district of Gumla. Lakra died from his injuries hours after the attack, Church sources said.
 

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