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Religious Minorities Find Sanctuary in Kurdistani
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Henry Ridgwell
November 13, 2012 3:45 PM
For decades, religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq suffered persecution and violence, forcing tens of thousands to flee. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA that in the northern autonomous region of Kurdistan, many religious minorities - most with ancient roots - say their numbers are now increasing thanks to improving stability and legislation to protect minority rights.

Religious Minorities Find Sanctuary in Kurdistan

Henry Ridgwell

Published November 13, 2012

For decades, religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq suffered persecution and violence, forcing tens of thousands to flee. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA that in the northern autonomous region of Kurdistan, many religious minorities - most with ancient roots - say their numbers are now increasing thanks to improving stability and legislation to protect minority rights.


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