Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) wrote to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to urge him to pardon Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair.  “Mr. Badawi is being unjustly held in a Saudi prison... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) solemnly marks the one year anniversary of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) takeover of Mosul, and the hundreds of thousands of people who were killed, displaced... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2015 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the continuing prosecution of Rev. Yat Michael and Rev. Peter Reith who face the death penalty if convicted on the baseless charges of undermining Sudan’s constitution... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama on May 14, 2015 announced his reappointment of USCIRF Commissioner Dr. James J. Zogby.  “USCIRF is pleased with the reappointment of Dr. Zogby,” said USCIRF Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett.  “He has provided the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2015 | USCIRF  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Pakistani Taliban splinter group now reportedly affiliated with ISIL, on May 13 murdered at least 45 Ismaili Muslims in Karachi.  The killers boarded a bus transporting Ismailis and shot riders at point blank range.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Andijon massacre.  On May 13, 2005, as many as 1,000 people were killed when Uzbek soldiers fired indiscriminately and... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2015 | USCIRF   Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2015 Annual Report.  This year’s report, the 16th since the Commission’s creation in 1998, documents religious freedom violations... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today solemnly marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic killing of over one million Armenians in what is now modern-day Turkey. USCIRF recognizes the profound... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2015 | USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 15 is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, an international day commemorating the six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany and her allies.  It is a solemn day of remembrance, recalling those who... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2015 | USCIRF Calls on President-Elect to Govern Inclusively and Address Inter-Faith Tensions WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) congratulates the people of Nigeria on peaceful national elections held on March 28.... Read More

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