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Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee is an author at Religion News Service.

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US targets Russian mercenary group over religious freedom

By Matthew Lee — December 4, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern” for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also […]

US Holocaust Museum says China boosting Uyghur repression

By Matthew Lee — November 9, 2021
The museum says it has compiled evidence of increasing government repression against Uyghur Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region, something China has repeatedly declined.

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

By Matthew Lee — July 13, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims.
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