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Global government restrictions on religious practices hit record high in 2021,...

The Asia-Pacific region, in particular, stands out for its "very high" levels of government restrictions, with countries like China

Khmer Krom Buddhists say they face persecution at Vietnam pagoda

Thach Chanh Da Ra was targeted by authorities because he welcomed Khmer Krom activists like Duong Khai at the Dai Tho pagoda

Campaign against ‘xie jiao and illegal religion’ targets schoolchildren in China

The campaign expanded to encompass critiques of "illegal religion" and broader denunciations of religious practices as "anti-scientific."

Illegal religious gathering met with suspension of water and electricity supply...

Cutting off utilities as a means of coercion has been employed in the past by authorities in an attempt to intimidate Christian communities

China is blocking Tibetan monks and writers from spreading religious content...

The clampdown, based on a March 2022 regulation, gives authorities additional power to restrict online content

Catholic priests arrested in Indian orphanage raid

Police arrested the priests for allegedly obstructing government officials from discharging their duty

Catholic bishop of Xuanhua in China remains in jail for criticizing...

Bishop Simone Zhang Jianlin, vicar general of the diocese of Xuanhua, has been detained since he was taken away by the police in April 2021

Myanmar court denies appeal filed by religious leader

Samson, a former head of the Kachin Baptist Convention, was arrested at Mandalay International Airport on Dec. 4

Court in India grants bail to infant, mother in conversion case

The accused allegedly promised employment and miraculous healing of the sick besides making objectionable comments against Hindus

US panel again takes aim at India on religious freedom

It was the fourth straight year that the panel has made the recommendation on India, angering New Delhi which has called the commission biased

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