The European Union marks on 22 August the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief.

"Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.", said the Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in a declaration issued on the occasion.

The United Nations' General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 22 August as International Day comm...

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