Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the UN Human Rights Council"s significant step away from the pernicious "defamation of religions” concept. Today, the Council adopted a resolution on religious... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today noted the release of human rights lawyer and religious freedom advocate Nguyen Van Dai after serving his four-year sentence and urged the government of Vietnam to lift... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. government should urge the government of Indonesia to protect the embattled Ahmadiyah religious community and to repeal laws prohibiting the Ahmadiyah community from manifesting their faith, said the U.S. Commission on... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The tragic and brutal assassination today of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan"s cabinet Minister for Minority Affairs, was an "outgrowth of that country"s blasphemy law, which fuels extremism and violence rather than keeping the peace,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the addition yesterday of two Iranian government officials to the executive order President Barack Obama signed on September 29, 2010 imposing sanctions for... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is concerned with the acquittals of two of the three men charged with killing six Coptic Orthodox Christians and one Muslim security guard in the town of Naga Hammadi,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Joseph R. Crapa Fellowship Program. The application deadline is April 18, 2011. The funded fellowships are... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2011 Washington D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the recent spate of attacks in Iraq against Shi"a Muslims commemorating Arbaeen, a Shi"a holiday commemorating the death of the Prophet"s grandson. On Thursday... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2011 Washington, DC - As President Hu Jintao began his visit to the United States yesterday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges President Obama to raise the cases of prominent religious prisoners and human rights lawyers in... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As President Hu Jintao arrives in the United States, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) releases its recent letter to President Obama urging him to "clearly speak” about why religious freedom is in the... Read More

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