The simple act of defending their cultures or religions can lead to devastating consequences for religious minorities and indigenous groups. During times of conflict or economic downturn minority groups will then become scapegoats, with laws and justice systems weaponized against them.
60 + "Insulting religion”, otherwise known as blasphemy, can lead to imprisonment in more than 60 countries.
7 In seven countries, blasphemy is punishable by execution.
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