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Thursday, July 05, 2007

26 year-old Sikh American lies in critical condition after being attacked on July 3rd

Earlier this week, a 26 year-old Sikh American, Satender Singh of Sacramento, CA, was violently assaulted by a group of individuals while at a local park with several of his friends. The perpetrators of this vicious attack reportedly yelled xenophobic and homophobic remarks at Mr. Singh as they beat him unconscious. As of this morning, Mr. Singh lies in critical condition in a local hospital on life support and with minimal brain activity....

Over the past decade, SALDEF has observed that following any incident relating to terrorism, bias-motivated crimes against the Sikh American community have often increased. Over the July 4th holiday celebration and holiday weekend, SALDEF urges the Sikh American community to remain vigilant against possible bias motivated comments and hate crimes. [SALDEF Press Release]

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