November 11, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The People's Court of Kashgar in China's western region of Xinjiang sentenced 22 people to prison terms for illegal religious activities and other crimes. The Xinhua News Agency stated it is the latest sign of unease over Muslim extremism in the region. Prison sentences ranged from five to 16 ...[read more]
August 30, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) on Friday changed the threat level for terrorist attacks against the UK from "substantial" to "severe," indicating that a terrorist attack against the UK is highly likely, although there is no evidence to suggest an attack is imminent. In addition to ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Addison Morris
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure into law Monday expanding the reasons for which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can be subject to unscheduled audits, or "snap inspections." These reasons include allegations of extremism and suspected violations of the law, and the ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A Russian court in the Siberian province of Tomsk on Wednesday rejected a call to ban a translation of the Hindu holy book the Bhagavad Gita. Prosecutors in the case argued that a preface accompanying a 1968 translation of the text written by the founder of the International Society for Krishna ...[read more]
February 27, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Nebraska ruled that Robert Henderson would not be reinstated as a state trooper because of his membership in the Knights Party, a political group associated with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The court refused to reinstate Officer Henderson on the grounds that ...[read more]
October 13, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday signed into law a controversial bill dissolving religious organizations and requiring re-registration, drawing criticism from international observers. The bill dissolves current registrations and establishes a procedure requiring groups to ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The upper house of the Kazakhstani parliament on Thursday passed a controversial bill dissolving religious organizations and requiring re-registration, drawing criticism from international observers. Recently, Kazakhstani lawmakers have been unsettled by religious extremists plotting acts of ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan harshly criticized the Pakistani government Thursday for its poor human rights record and called on government officials to fix the human rights abuses occurring in the country. In its 2010 Annual Report, the group chronicles the repeated human rights ...[read more]
March 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 26, 2010, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office banned Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf, finding it in violation of laws against extremism. The step was taken pursuant to Article I of Russia's Law to Combat Extremist Activities. According to the statement from the Prosecutor General's ...[read more]

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