Day: February 15, 2021

Four Students Arrested In Istanbul Over LGBTQIA+ Artwork

On 30 January four students were arrested in Boğaziçi, Istanbul, for being in possession of a piece of artwork that portrayed the Kaaba alongside rainbow symbols, typically associated with LGBTQIA+ Pride. The Kaaba, a building in the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is considered the most sacred site

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Indonesia Releases Suspected Bali Bombings Mastermind Bashir

On January 7th, Indonesia released suspected Bali bombings mastermind, Abu Bakar Bashir, from prison. In 2011, Bashir, one of the spiritual leaders for the Jemaah Islamiyah, was sentenced to 15 years in prison over links to active extremist groups and terrorist attacks across Indonesia. He was initially imprisoned in 2005

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