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ASIAChinaEast Turkestan

Authorities in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang region have detained 17 people for encouraging the region’s mostly Muslim Uyghurs to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, overseas rights groups said on Monday.

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ASIATajikistan

Russian citizen Oqil Sharifov, who returned to his home in ex-Soviet Tajikistan on vacation earlier this year, now won’t be going back to Russia until next year after a local court sentenced the 31-year-old man to a year in jail for filming what he determined to be local police violating

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ASIAChinaEast Turkestan

Villagers in a remote part of northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang region are being forced by local authorities to spy on their neighbors, watching constantly for behavior deemed “suspicious” or opposed to Beijing’s rule over the mostly Muslim Uyghur region, sources say.

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ASIAIndia

Amid a politically charged national debate over religious intolerance, a Muslim man was beaten to death on Monday by a mob of Hindus who suspected him of stealing a cow, a revered symbol in the Hindu religion. It was the fourth time in six weeks that Hindus had killed Muslims

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ASIADr Aafia SiddiquiMuslim PrisonersPakistan

Maryam Siddiqui, daughter of Dr Aafia Siddiqui speaks about her ordeal for the first time in an emotional letter to Maryam Sharif- daughter of the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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ASIAIranMuslim Prisoners

Iran’s supreme court this week confirmed the death penalty of a Sunni preacher arrested in 2009, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.

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AfganistanNORTH AMERICAUS

A former US Army soldier who pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed Afghan teen was granted early release for good behavior. Andrew Holmes of Boise, Idaho had been sentenced to seven years at the Ft. Leavenworth military prison in 2011. Holmes was part of a “Kill Team,” a group of

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ASIABurmaBurmaDOCUMENTARIES

The government of Myanmar is triggering anti-Muslim riots and there is “strong evidence” genocide is taking place, an Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed.

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ASIAIndiaKashmir

Separatist groups have called for a shutdown in Kashmir today to protest the death of a truck driver who was attacked with a petrol bomb in Udhampur following beef rumours around 10 days ago. Police have restricted movement in parts of Srinagar after clashes broke out yesterday, hours after the

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ASIAIndia

Villagers in northern India beat a Muslim man to death and injured four others who were accused of smuggling cows to be slaughtered for beef, police have said.

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