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UN Expert Says Most of World Lacks Real Religious Freedom

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Three-quarters of the world's people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have "a high level of social hostility involving religion or belief,'' the U.N. special investigator on religious rights said Tuesday.

Ahmed Shaheed told the General Assembly's human rights committee that religious intolerance is prevalent globally - and rising around the world.

He said over 70 countries currently have anti-blasphemy laws that can be used...

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