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Sep 14, 2011 13:26
Category: Religious News

Religious Freedoms are worse in China and Afghanistan

   WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. State Department says in a review of
religious freedom around the world that persecution has worsened in
China and Afghanistan.
     The report says that in China, Christians in unofficial
churches, Uighur Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists face
increased persecution. It says Afghanistan has failed to protect
Christian converts, while minority Hindus and Sikhs also face
     The report cites reports of North Koreans "arrested, beaten,
tortured, or killed because of their religious beliefs," while
Pakistan continues to prosecute people for blasphemy against Islam.
     It adds that in Uzbekistan it's illegal to proselytize, and
Myanmar has imprisoned hundreds of Buddhist monks.