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IDLO: use law to protect threatened 'Freedom of Religion' human right

ROME, November 8, 2016 – Religious minorities are under threat as unscrupulous political leaders exploit people’s fears for short term electoral gains in some western countries, said Irene Khan, Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), ahead of a conference on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.

“In some parts of the world, innocent civilians are being persecuted, attacked and slaughtered in the name of religion,” she added.

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