Press Releases

April 28, 2011 | by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2011 Annual Report and recommended that the Secretary of State name the following nations "countries of particular concern” or CPCs: Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran... Read More
Press Release Chairman Leo's opening remarks Transcript of the press conference held on April 28, 2011 Video of the press conference Click on the image below to view the 2011 Annual Report Media Coverage: "US report puts Egypt with worst... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the State Department during this week"s Human Rights dialogue and the upcoming Strategic and Economic dialogue with China to raise religious freedom issues... Read More
For Immediate Release April 20, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - During Christianity's holiest week, China has renewed pressure on Christians who refuse to subject themselves to government control. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the Chinese government to allow all... Read More
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. National Press Club, First Amendment Room WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) will release its twelfth annual report on nations committing egregious violations of religious freedom on April 28. At... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2011 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the U.S. government to speak out publicly on behalf of jailed human rights defender Cu Huy Ha Vu, who was found guilty and sentenced to seven years under vague national security laws for... Read More
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

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