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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2013| By USCIRF Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal advisory body created by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) to monitor religious freedom abuses abroad, today released its 2013... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2013 | By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal agency created to monitor religious freedom abuses abroad and make policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress, today issued... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Congress considers legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system, a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report, Assessing the U.S. Government's Detention of Asylum Seekers: Further Action Needed... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2013| By USCIRF  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ongoing attacks and retaliations by Muslims and Christians in Nigeria's violent, religiously and ethnically mixed Middle Belt has left more than 100 dead and dozens of properties destroyed since March of this year. This... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama on April 11, 2013 announced his intent to appoint Eric P. Schwartz to serve on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. "USCIRF welcomes Eric Schwartz,” said USCIRF Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2013| By USCIRF  WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern about the Egyptian government's continued application of blasphemy-like charges that are used to stifle dissent and limit the freedoms of... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION March 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission dedicated to monitoring the universal right to freedom of religion or belief, urges the Obama Administration during... Read More
FOR YOUR INFORMATION March 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. - USCIRF released the following letter in response to the issuance by the United States Government Accountability Office of its report on the International Religious Freedom Act: State Department and Commission are Implementing Responsibilities... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called for Saudi Arabia to release Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad, leading Saudi human rights activists, from prison immediately and... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2013 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday met with family members of Baha'is unjustly imprisoned in Iran. These family members seek to highlight the status of their family members and friends who... Read More

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