Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The trial and conviction of Pastor Abedini represent an outrageous miscarriage of justice and yet one more damning piece of evidence pointing to the rampant denial of religious freedom and the absence of any semblance of rule... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- USCIRF today called for the immediate release of Saeed Abedeni, an Iranian-American pastor reportedly awaiting a January 21 trial on trumped-up national security charges that date back to 2000 when he lived in Iran. Mr.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2013| By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom strongly condemns a series of terror attacks that took place on January 10 targeting Pakistani Shi'a Muslims. The United States must press the Pakistani government to do more to protect their... Read More
For Your Information January 8, 2013 | By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a policy brief, "Russia: Unruly State of Law.” This policy brief, which analyzes the state of religious freedom and related rights in Russia, reflects USCIRF's long-... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 | By USCIRF The Egyptian Constituent Assembly on November 30 approved a draft constitution that includes problematic provisions limiting freedom of religion or belief for all Egyptians. "The constitution was drafted without a balanced representation of all... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2012| By USCIRF Marton Gyongyosi, a Hungarian politician from the far-right Jobbik party, on November 26 issued a statement in Parliament urging the government to create a list of Jews who pose a "national security risk.” Gyongyosi serves as the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 | By USCIRF USCIRFtodaywelcomes a Pakistani court's decision to drop all charges against Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy, and applauds the successful efforts of Paul Bhatti, the Adviser onNational Harmonyto the Pakistani Prime... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012| By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned about the increasing deterioration of religious freedoms for Muslims in Ethiopia. Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to force a change in the... Read More
August 31, 2012 | Azizah al-Hibri and Robert P. George , Commissioners For Muslim Americans and other concerned citizens across the nation, news of still more violence against the largely Muslim Rohingya of Burma highlights the plight of one of the world's most persecuted communities and the... Read More
August 3, 2012 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today issued a new report, “The Religion-State Relationship & the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Majority Muslim Countries and Other OIC Members... Read More

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