» 08/26/2017, 15.12
Melani Manel Perera
Three years after Buddhist violence, government to pay compensation to Muslim victims
Cabinet approved compensation for the families of the dead and for those wounded, but not for destroyed property. In June 2014, the radicals from the Bodu Bala Sena group plundered and destroyed properties in three towns in in the southwest of the island. Now locals can hope.
China tops world in censuring religious websites
Access to AsiaNews also blocked
Freedom of expression on trial
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Press freedom under siege, Filipino journalists says
19/05/2010 PAKISTAN – ISLAM
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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