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Indonesia must protect Shi’a villagers from further attacks

Headline Title:  Indonesia must protect Shi’a villagers from further attacks 13 January 2012 Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian authorities to provide protection for hundreds of Shi’a Muslims forced to return to their village in East Java yesterday after an anti-Shi’a mob attack had driven them away.Local government authorities forced some 335 displaced Shi’a villagers, including at least 107 children, onto trucks the evening of 12 January and took them back to the village of Nangkrenang, which was ransacked late last year.  The displaced villagers had refused to return…

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