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Persecution of religious minorities and violence based on religion in Asia

Coinciding with the United Nations’ celebration of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on August 22 of each year, the Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights presents a report entitled “Persecution of Religious Minorities and Acts of Violence Based on Religion in Asia (Uyghurs and Rohingyas as a Model)” This is to recall the legal framework binding on all states and members of the international community to renounce intolerance based on religion and belief and to clarify the international framework to protect the right to freedom to profess a particular religion or belief. A religion or belief other than the official state religion, especially the Uyghur minority in China and the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 73/296 in May 2019, adopted the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, which strongly condemns the continuing acts of violence and terrorism targeting individuals, including those belonging to religious minorities over The basis of religion and belief or their name. This day comes immediately after the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, which falls on August 21 each year.

 

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