Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As President Hu Jintao arrives in the United States, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) releases its recent letter to President Obama urging him to "clearly speak” about why religious freedom is in the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the start of voting for the referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan, during which Southerners in Sudan and abroad will vote to remain in a unified... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern over the fate of scores of Christians detained since Christmas in Tehran. They were informally accused of being "evangelical missionaries,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Leonard Leo, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will be holding a joint press conference on Monday, January 10, at the Alexandria, Virginia voting station to observe the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The governor of Punjab province in Pakistan, Salman Taseer, was murdered today by one of his bodyguards. Reportedly, the attacker cited Taseer"s vocal opposition to the blasphemy law as his motivation for the killing. "The U... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On New Year's Day, a suicide bomber attacked a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing at least 21 and wounding scores more. Reports indicate that 20 people have been detained for questioning, but it is unclear whether... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2011 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern that Greek Orthodox Christians were refused the right to celebrate a Christmas Liturgy service in the village of Rizokarpaso, in the area of the Republic of Cyprus... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2010 Washington, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concern over the latest outbreak of sectarian religious violence in Nigeria and renewed its call for the Nigerian government to investigate,... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the continued decline in support in the UN General Assembly for this year's "defamation of religions” resolution. The vote Tuesday was79 yes, 67 no, and 40 abstentions... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the terrorist attack of December 14 against worshippers at a mosque in Chabahar, Iran, and similar attacks in Iraq, on the eve of the Shia Muslim festival of... Read More

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