Japan’s surveillance of its Muslim population is legal, top court says

Japan's supreme court on Thursday ruled that the country's security and intelligence services can continue wide-ranging surveillance of the country's Muslim population, especially at mosques, "halal" restaurants and educational institutions with large concentrations of Muslims. The court turned down an appeal by a group of Japanese Muslims that claimed the surveillance runs counter to the country's constitution and the freedom of religion. A lower court had ruled that profiling and surveillance tactics are needed against terror.

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