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ICC Note: A report from the UN reveals the oppression religious minorities experience in several countries in Asia. Both China and Vietnam have increased government control over religious minorities, while Myanmar and others have unleashed violent campaigns against Christians and other minority groups.

8/28/2018 China (World Watch Monitor) – Religious freedoms in Asia are “eroding”, with an increase in religious fundamentalism across much of the continent, according to UN Religious Freedom rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed.

Shaheed spoke during an event, hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Club in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, on the back of the 4th Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference.

“Freedom of religion is routinely violated across much of Asia,” he said, according to the Catholic news site UCAN.

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