“Persecution” in the news

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during the persecution
escape persecution
political persecution
religious persecution

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Hong Kong Free Press
· Security law: Taiwan must be wary, it could be the next target  
Given that China regularly threatens Taiwan for varied reasons, it is no surprise China has already warned Taiwan against providing shelter for Hongkongers fleeing persecution for participating in the protest movement.
NBCNews.com
· As the U.S. and China spar on the world stage, Cold War 2.0 may already have begun  
China slapped sanctions Monday on certain U.S. lawmakers and other American officials, in retaliation for American measures against senior Chinese officials alleged to be responsible for mass detentions, religious persecution and forced sterilization of Muslim Uighur minorities in China's Xinjiang province.
The Guardian
· Calls for inquiry over claims Catalan lawmaker's phone was hacked  
“The persecution of pro-independence ideas has neither ethics nor limits,” Aragonès said in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
The Guardian
· Ex-Islamist militant in court accused of forcing women into sexual slavery  
It was unclear why an earlier decision to charge al Hassan with persecution on the grounds of gender – seen as an ‘historic step’ by campaigners – appeared to have been reversed.
The Japan Times
· Government panel calls for penalizing non-Japanese who refuse deportation  
They say some of those detained cannot go back to their home countries for fear of persecution, or because they have families in Japan.
Express.co.uk
· Perseid meteor shower 2020: When is the Perseid meteor shower and when does it peak?  
St Lawrence, the patron saint of cooks, was tortured and martyred by the Romans in AD 258 during the persecution of the emperor Valerian along with many other members of the Roman clergy.
The Guardian
· Top Catalan politician says alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish state  
It also seems to me to be immoral for a huge amount of public money to be spent on buying software that can be used as a tool for the persecution of political dissidence.
The Guardian
· Phone of top Catalan politician 'targeted by government-grade spyware'  
“It also seems to me to be immoral for a huge amount of public money to be spent on buying software that can be used as a tool for the persecution of political dissidents.”
TechCrunch
· A pledge to unite international students and tech  
I offered pro bono immigration services to people facing deportation who had experienced persecution based on their sexuality and individuals who had experienced domestic violence.
The Guardian
· Allowing the privileged few to flee Hong Kong isn't liberation  
A free person must be able to return to her birthplace at any time without risking persecution; I cannot.