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Feb13

UK: New law could mean 15 years prison for wrong click

By: Lizzie Dearden Source: The Independent Anyone who views terrorist propaganda once online can be jailed for up to 15 years under new laws that have sparked human rights concerns. MPs had urged the government to scrap plans to criminalise viewing “information useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, which goes further than much-used laws that made physically collecting, downloading or disseminating the material illegal. A United Nations inspector accused the government of straying towards “thought crime” with the proposal, which originally stated that people would have to access propaganda “on three or more different occasions” to commit a terror...

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Jan13

Belgium: Bans on Halal and Kosher slaughter spark outrage

By: Katie Harris Source: Sunday Express Animal slaughter without pre-stunning was banned in the region of Flanders, in the north of Belgium, on January 1. And Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, is set to introduce a ban in September. Brussels is the only region which has not adopted the controversial measure. Under the new law animals must be stunned before being slaughtered, which animal rights campaigners argue is more humane. However, traditional halal and kosher rituals involve cutting the animals throat without stunning the animal first. Halal and kosher meat will continue be sold in shops but it must be sourced from elsewhere. The move – initiated by...

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Dec16

China’s policy of oppression of Uyghur Muslims

By: Bruce Pannier, Muhammad Tahir Source: RFE/RL China’s campaign against Uyghur nationalism, branded by Beijing as separatism, has abruptly spiked in the last two years and spread beyond just the Uyghurs. Beijing’s earlier attempts to simply keep control over the Uyghurs of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have given way to an all-out offensive that has seen new regulations for clothing and personal appearance, restrictions on observing Islamic rituals, the closure of mosques, and the incarceration of more than 1 million Uyghurs, according to many reports, in so-called political reeducation camps. The campaign, which is clearly targeting the Muslims of Xinjiang, has widened and no...

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