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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 BURMA: Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Pwint Phyu Latt & Zaw Zaw Latt Released
USCIRF Commissioner John Ruskay tells the Russian Government to "stop equating peaceful religious behavior with terrorism or extremism and immediately release Bagir Kazikhanov."
"Dear Pastor Chinh and Mrs. Hong: I write to you as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a person of faith who is deeply concerned about your well-being."
USCIRF calls for the release of those accused of or convicted of blasphemy stating that blasphemy "laws are used to intimidate and harass individuals, including religious dissenters and minorities and violate their freedom of religion and belief.”  
CUBA: USCIRF Condemns the Expulsion of Félix Yuniel Llerena López from the University of Cuba.  “I call on the Cuban government to immediately cease its harassment of Félix Llerena and his fellow religious freedom advocates,” stated USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 USCIRF Releases 2017 Annual Report USCIRF Recommends Russia be Designated a Country of Particular Concern
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2017 RUSSIA:  Supreme Court Outlaws the Jehovah’s Witnesses USCIRF Condemns Russian Supreme Court Decision Banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2017

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