Persecution
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Harass, assault, repeat

Persecution | Chinese police continue to detain and abuse members of Early Rain Covenant Church
by June Cheng
Posted 2/28/19, 11:32 am

This past Sunday in China, members of Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church gathered inside living rooms for worship as they’ve done since the Chinese government shut down the church and arrested its leaders in December. But this week, police showed up at two homes, forcing everyone—children, the elderly, and pregnant women—into police buses and taking them away to the local station.

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Buhari claims victory in Nigeria

International | The opposition disagrees, sparking fears of violence in the days ahead
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/26/19, 05:45 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said an unofficial count indicated he won Saturday’s presidential contest against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the opposition has already rejected the outcome of the vote, causing concern about unrest. At least 53 people have been killed in election-related violence and there have been a handful of insurgent attacks in some of the northern areas known for conflict.

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Silence campaigns

Free Speech | Recent incidents show how Communist officials work to squelch free speech even beyond Chinese borders
by June Cheng
Posted 2/21/19, 04:09 pm

The Chinese Communist Party is not only silencing voices domestically, by censoring online comments and detaining Chinese Twitter users, but it’s also trying to silence critics overseas. Most recently, we’ve seen attempts to silence dissent in Canada and Sweden.

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