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February 14, 2012 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed grave concern today for Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old blogger in Saudi Arabia who could face apostasy charges that carry the death penalty. Earlier this month, Kashgari allegedly... Read More
February 13, 2012 | by USCIRF WHO: USCIRF Commissioners and the relatives of imprisoned Iranian Baha'is, including six Baha'i educators who remain in prison after being convicted and sentenced last year to 4 and 5 year prison terms. In May 2011, in at least four different cities, Iranian... Read More
February 2, 2012 | by USCIRF Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called for the immediate release of 35 Ethiopian Christians who have been detained by Saudi Arabian police since December 15, allegedly for participating in a private religious... Read More
January 9, 2012| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the wave of attacks targeting Shi'a pilgrims traveling to Karbala, Iraq to commemorate Arbaeen, and called on the Iraqi government to increase security and bring the... Read More
January 7, 2012| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concern over recent attacks that occurred in the past two days in Northern Nigeria, reportedly by followers or members of Boko Haram. The most recent attack... Read More
December 26, 2011 |byUSCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concern over the latest outbreak of sectarian religious violence on Christmas Day in Nigeria and renewed its call for the Nigerian government to investigate, prosecute, and... Read More
December 14, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Bahraini government-appointed committee should address concerns related to the demolition earlier this year of dozens of Shi'a Muslim religious structures, said the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). On November... Read More
For Immediate Release December 14, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - A report documenting Sudanese government violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states was released today by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom... Read More
WHO: Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Leonard Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). WHAT: The release of a USCIRF report documenting the human rights violations committed by the government of Sudan based on religion, ethnicity,... Read More
December 6, 2011 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom regrets to have to bring to your attention the attached resolution, which we understand to reflect our legal obligations to prepare to cease all operations unless reauthorized by December 16, 2011. It remains our most... Read More

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