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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On New Year's Day, a suicide bomber attacked a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing at least 21 and wounding scores more. Reports indicate that 20 people have been detained for questioning, but it is unclear whether... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2011 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern that Greek Orthodox Christians were refused the right to celebrate a Christmas Liturgy service in the village of Rizokarpaso, in the area of the Republic of Cyprus... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2010 Washington, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concern over the latest outbreak of sectarian religious violence in Nigeria and renewed its call for the Nigerian government to investigate,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the continued decline in support in the UN General Assembly for this year's "defamation of religions” resolution. The vote Tuesday was79 yes, 67 no, and 40 abstentions... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the terrorist attack of December 14 against worshippers at a mosque in Chabahar, Iran, and similar attacks in Iraq, on the eve of the Shia Muslim festival of... Read More
For Immediate Release December 14, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - In advance of the December 15 UN Security Council meeting on Iraq, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged the U.S. government to redouble its efforts, and use the international forum as an... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged the United States, the international community, and Sudanese parties to ensure that the January 9, 2011 referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan is... Read More
Following are details of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Crapa Fellows Forum. What: Public Roundtable for 2009-2010 Crapa Fellows to discuss findings of their projects. Who: 2009-2010 Crapa Fellows, Liora Danan, Maryann Cusimano Love, Ahmed Subhy... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2010 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed concern today that incitement to violence in Egyptian media and government-funded mosques is contributing to increasing sectarian tensions between Muslims and... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2010 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the detention of human rights lawyer Cu Huy Ha Vu. "Cu Huy Ha Vu"s arrest is an outrageous affront to the Obama administration"s efforts to improve relations with Vietnam... Read More

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