Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 | By USCIRF The Egyptian Constituent Assembly on November 30 approved a draft constitution that includes problematic provisions limiting freedom of religion or belief for all Egyptians. "The constitution was drafted without a balanced representation of all... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2012| By USCIRF Marton Gyongyosi, a Hungarian politician from the far-right Jobbik party, on November 26 issued a statement in Parliament urging the government to create a list of Jews who pose a "national security risk.” Gyongyosi serves as the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 | By USCIRF USCIRFtodaywelcomes a Pakistani court's decision to drop all charges against Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy, and applauds the successful efforts of Paul Bhatti, the Adviser onNational Harmonyto the Pakistani Prime... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012| By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned about the increasing deterioration of religious freedoms for Muslims in Ethiopia. Since July 2011, the Ethiopian government has sought to force a change in the... Read More
August 31, 2012 | Azizah al-Hibri and Robert P. George , Commissioners For Muslim Americans and other concerned citizens across the nation, news of still more violence against the largely Muslim Rohingya of Burma highlights the plight of one of the world's most persecuted communities and the... Read More
August 3, 2012 | by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today issued a new report, “The Religion-State Relationship & the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Majority Muslim Countries and Other OIC Members... Read More
July 30, 2012| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom welcomed the State Department's issuance of its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report. "As always, the State Department does a commendable job of cataloguing the wide-ranging... Read More
July 25, 2012| 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 peaceful religious activity in China's Xinjiang Uighur [Muslim] Autonomous Region (XUAR).... Read More
July 24, 2012| by USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) mourns the shocking death of Oswaldo Paya, a longtime human rights advocate in Cuba, who was killed on Sunday in an automobile accident. "Oswaldo Paya was a committed, courageous champion for peaceful,... Read More
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sent the following letter on July 19, 2012: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State United States Department of State Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton: On behalf of the U.S.... Read More

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