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· September, 2016

Stories about Religion from September, 2016

26 September 2016

Jordanian Authorities Impose Media Gag After Writer's Killing

Advox

Jordanian authorities have banned media coverage of the assassination of Nahed Hattar, a writer who was shot dead on September 25 by a gunman in the capital Amman.

25 September 2016

Polish Lawmakers Move Forward With a New Abortion Ban That Critics Say Will Be ‘Hell for Women’

Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.

13 September 2016

Many See Ethnicity-Based Discrimination in Nepali Ministry’s Ban on Using an Imported Holy Scarf

"I totally agree if the ban is imposed on all unnecessary imported goods, but taking a target only on Khada is outrageous and unacceptable."

8 September 2016

Algerian Court Upholds Conviction of Activist Jailed for Insulting Islam on Facebook

Advox

Despite having his sentenced decreased by two years, Bouhafs will still remain in jail for expressing his views.

Russia's Pokemon-Go-Playing Atheist Outlaw Has Some Powerful Enemies

RuNet Echo

Out of respect for the blogger, the church says it won't “force Christian forgiveness” or “Christian love,” explaining that he hasn't asked for the former and rejects the latter.

5 September 2016

Russia's Pokemon Gulag

RuNet Echo

Ruslan Sokolovksy’s alleged crime was filming himself playing Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox cathedral. If convicted of the charges, he could go to prison for up to five years.

4 September 2016

Hijab-Wearing Football Club in Thailand's Deep South Is a Space for Diversity

"By starting a football club and encouraging women to join, we are saying to Patani society that women can do the same things men do."

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