Press Releases

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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the U.S. Senate"s adoption of S. Res. 322, a resolution spearheaded by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) that focuses on the perilous status of religious minorities in... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges the Obama Administration to raise prominently the issue of religious freedom in China, particularly the wide-ranging... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - Congress has appointed five commissioners, Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Richard Land, Don Argue, Ted Van Der Meid, and Nina Shea, to serve on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The Commission,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - Seven Baha"i leaders who have been in prison for two years were sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Iranian court, according to Baha"i activists who spoke with the media. The five Baha"i men and two women had been charged... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2010 WASHINGTON - The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's publicly criticizing attacks on religious groups today in Hanoi, urging the Vietnamese government to address religious freedom... Read More

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