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Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk
Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk
Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned a hardline Buddhist monk who is accused of inciting violence against ethnic minority Muslims and convicted of contempt of court, officials said on Wednesday. The president’s office did not give any reason for the pardon, which was condemned by a security thinktank as a blow to Sri Lanka’s “battered rule of…

Reuters - May 22 18:46 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Muslims ]

Ethnic and Religious Violence Surges in Sri Lanka
Ethnic and Religious Violence Surges in Sri Lanka

Collective punishment and blame are far too common in the immediate aftermath of ethnically and religiously motivated violence. The ideology of ‘bin Ladenism’ is fueled in large part by a persecution narrative, which reprisal attacks and draconian legislation targeting a religion only serve to reinforce. Groups like the Islamic State are transparent in their…

CipherBrief - May 21 19:56 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, World, SriLanka ]

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