Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2013 | By USCIRF USCIRF is deeply concerned by the violence against protestors and the targeting of churches in Egypt. The government's excessive use of force when breaking up protests, the high number of deaths, the return to a state of emergency, and the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 31, 2013 | By USCIRF The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned by reports that Raif Badawi, a Saudi website editor, was convicted and sentenced on July 29 to seven years in prison and 600 lashes on blasphemy and other... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2013 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the European Union's recent adoption of Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief , as well as a recent report on religious freedom by a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Kazakh government reportedly soon will try two activists for their religious freedom-related activities. Atheist blogger Aleksandr Kharlamov, 63, had been held for four months in a psychiatric hospital and remains imprisoned... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, was elected today as Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2013 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. -- On the one-year anniversary of the crackdown on Muslim protestors for peacefully advocating for their religious freedom rights, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the Ethiopian government to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- USCIRF urges President Obama to raise concerns about religious freedom violations in Vietnam when he meets at the White House with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on July 25. Raising these concerns as the U.S.-Vietnamese... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges an end to all violence and restrictions on religious activity in China's Xinjiang Uighur [Muslim] Autonomous Region... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2013 | By USCIRF  Washington, D.C. -Today, July 9, 2013, marks the second anniversary of South Sudan's independence from Sudan. It is a day of celebration for millions of Southerners who fought for human rights and religious freedom in Sudan's 20 year civil... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue begins this week, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges President Obama, Secretary Kerry and other U.S. officials to raise during discussions... Read More

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