Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Six Catholic residents from the rural village of Con Dau, Vietnam, are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday, October 27, for refusing to sell and vacate land-including a longstanding religious burial site-that has been in their village... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and urges the Obama Administration to make religious freedom and related rights a more... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the executive order signed today by President Barack Obama that imposed sanctions on eight Iranian government officials responsible for serious human rights... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the adoption by the U.S. House of Representatives of H. Res. 1588 today, a bipartisan measure introduced by Representatives Michael Capuano (D-MA), Michael... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On North Korea refugee day, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the global community to remember those suffering for trying to live without fear of persecution. "North Korean refugees... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Saudi diplomat, who is seeking asylum in the United States, could very well face an extremely hostile and potentially life-threatening environment if he is returned to Saudi Arabia, cautioned the U.S. Commission on... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its policy report on Southern Sudan with recommendations for President Obama regarding development in the region. The following is an excerpt from the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2010 WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called on the Egyptian government to ensure the resumption tomorrow of the trial of the men charged with seven murders in the small town of Naga Hammadi in southern... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2010 Washington DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday, September 14, sent the following letter to Secretary Clinton regarding her upcoming meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Uzbek... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2010 Washington D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on Wednesday and Friday on Shi"a and Ahmadis in Pakistan. "USCIRF condemns these horrific attacks and extends our condolences to... Read More

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