“Persecution” in the news

Example collocations

during the persecution
escape persecution
political persecution
religious persecution

Publications and example sentences

www.nbcnews.com
NBCNews.com
· Over $3 billion raised for Venezuelan refugees amid coronavirus pandemic  
As of Tuesday, it had 1,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19, though HRW believes the real number is much higher “given the limited availability of reliable testing, limited transparency, and the persecution of medical professionals and journalists who report on this issue.”  Copy example sentence
www.theage.com.au
The Age
· Why am I drawn to conspiracy theories? I have a theory  
Persecution.  Copy example sentence
www.independent.co.uk
The Independent
· In a Bangladesh refugee camp, I'm worried about what lockdown means for the safety of Rohingya women  
The Rohingya refugees are also particularly vulnerable because their nutrition and health has been very poor after fleeing persecution, and now they are living in a very congested space with limited access to clean water.  Copy example sentence
www.theage.com.au
The Age
· Moving account reminds us of our good fortune  
We must ask ourselves why innocent people legitimately seeking freedom from persecution in their homelands are continued to be isolated and denied human rights.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Myanmar army accused of new atrocities in attack on Rakhine village  
Despite sharing a faith with Myanmar’s rulers, Rakhine Buddhists have long complained of persecution, and say the development of their state has been stifled by the central government.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· New UK legal advice could open door to Hong Kong citizens  
The offer of a right of abode to BN(O) passport-holders is seen as one of the few practical steps that may be in the sole gift of the UK, the former colonial power of the city, to alleviate the plight of citizens fearing persecution by the Chinese state.  Copy example sentence
www.independent.co.uk
The Independent
· ‘The love that dare not speak its name’: The show trial of Oscar Wilde  
While it’s important to remember it for what it really was – the public persecution of a queer man for the simple “crime” of loving other men – it’s hard not to see why it captivated and scandalised Victorian society.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· 'I miss my homeland': fearful Uighurs celebrate Eid in exile in Turkey  
Istanbul has become world’s largest diaspora hub for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· David Hockney may be a great painter but don’t listen to him on matters of health  
But it’s easy to forget that the Mail is edited by someone who, when he’s not supervising the paper’s war on lefties and foreigners, tireless persecution of luvvies and – most unforgivable – “remoaner luvvies”, lives for art.  Copy example sentence
hongkongfp.com
Hong Kong Free Press
· Today’s Hong Kong, tomorrow’s Taiwan: Protesters find help and sympathy across the strait  
As the movement has continued for more than half a year, more and more Hongkongers have fled to Taiwan in fear of political persecution.  Copy example sentence