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Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Monks Protest Bangladesh Violence

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Buddhist monks demonstrated in Sri Lanka Thursday to protest a recent wave of violence targeting their religious community in Bangladesh. Reverend Galagodawatte Ghanasara told the crowd in Colombo that Buddhists are hiding in jungles in fear of their lives after rampaging Muslims reportedly torched more than 20 temples and over 100 businesses in […]

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Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Monks Protest Bangladesh Violence

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Buddhist monks demonstrated in Sri Lanka Thursday to protest a recent wave of violence targeting their religious community in Bangladesh. Reverend Galagodawatte Ghanasara told the crowd in Colombo that Buddhists are hiding in jungles in fear of their lives after rampaging Muslims reportedly torched more than 20 temples and over 100 businesses in […]

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Vietnamese Buddhist Activist Handed 5-Year Jail Term

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 71-year old Vietnamese Buddhist activist from a minority sect has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for possession of anti-government literature and videos. The jail term for Hoa Hao Buddhist Nguyen Van Lia was issued Tuesday in Hanoi. It follows his arrest in April, when police seized books and dozens of audio and […]

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