Press Releases

October 11, 2011 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - In response to deadly violence in Egypt on Sunday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls for a thorough, impartial, and independent investigation to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice in civilian courts... Read More
October 6, 2011 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemned the continued imprisonment of dissident Iranian Shi'a cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Kazemeni Boroujerdi, who, almost five years to the day of his arrest, reportedly suffered a heart... Read More
September 28, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed deep concern about the fate of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who this week has appeared daily before an Iranian court demanding that he recant his faith or face... Read More
September 13, 2011 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the designation of "countries of particular concern” (CPCs) by the Obama administration and its release of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.USCIRF urges... Read More
August 5, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges an end to all violence and restrictions on peaceful religious activity in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. Recent violence in the cities of Hotan and... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today urged the U.S. and Iraqi governments to make security for Christians and other vulnerable religious minorities an important issue in their discussions on the presence of U.S.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called the verdict in a February mob attack in Indonesia targeting Ahmadiyah Muslims "troubling and disappointing.” An Indonesian court sentenced the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns Vietnam"s government for taking Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Roman Catholic priest and religious freedom advocate, from his home in Hue Monday, despite his... Read More
WHERE: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building WHEN: Friday, July 29, 2011 --- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) invites you to a staff briefing, "The Interplay between Religious Freedom, Extremism, and Security: Implications for U.S.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged U.S. Under Secretary Maria Otero to make religious freedom a priority in her discussions with government officials and civil society in Indonesia this week. "... Read More

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