» 01/14/2017, 15.28
Melani Manel Perera
Buddhists destroy a church in Sri Lanka. Christians continue to pray under a tree
The Kithu Sevana prayer centre is located in a village in north-western Sri Lanka. However, religious services are performed by clergymen who come from other places. On 5 January, a Buddhist monk and a dozen thugs attacked the centre. The latter "do not accept that some families converted. They don’t realise the blessing they receive through prayer."
China tops world in censuring religious websites
Access to AsiaNews also blocked
Freedom of expression on trial
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Facebook blocked by blasphemy regulations
A judge blocks the social networking website until 31 May because some users organised a competition for Muhammad caricatures. Under Pakistani law, blasphemy can include the death penalty. Account creators say extremists cannot “take away our freedom of speech”.
24/03/2016 09:17:00 CHINA
Zhang Kai, lawyer who defends China’s crosses from demolition, is released
After appearing on television to "confess his crimes" and spending six months under "house arrest", the lawyer was released. Together with activists for civil liberties, he defended the Christian churches against Zhejiang province authorities.
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