Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) congratulates the Republic of South Sudan on its independence and calls on the United States and the international community to strongly support the South in its democratization... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF) marks the tragic July anniversaries of two major assassinations in Pakistan and urges Pakistan's government to bring the perpetrators to justice. July 4th is the six-month anniversary of the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern that the lower house of the Tajik parliament has adopted further overly broad restrictive measures on religion. State-imposed restrictions on... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the two-year anniversary of the disputed June 9, 2009 elections in Iran, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the addition of three Iranian government entities and one Iranian government official to... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Professor of Law at the University of Richmond and founder and president, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, was appointed by President Barack Obama yesterday (June 7), to serve as a commissioner on the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2011 Washington, DC - While welcoming the Uzbek government's release of Yusuf Jumaev on May 18, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called on Uzbekistan's government to free thousands of religious and political prisoners. Jumaev, a... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2011 Washington, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the coordinated raids by Iranian authorities this weekend on numerous Baha'i homes and the arrests of more than a dozen Baha'is who have been part of an... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed its concern over the demolition of the 200-year-old Greek Orthodox Chapel of Saint Thekla in the village of Vokolida, in the area of the Republic of Cyprus under the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - In response to deadly religious violence in Egypt over the weekend, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is calling on the Egyptian government to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that the... Read More
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

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