Press Releases

September 13, 2011 | By USCIRF WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the designation of "countries of particular concern” (CPCs) by the Obama administration and its release of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom.USCIRF urges... Read More
August 5, 2011| by USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges an end to all violence and restrictions on peaceful religious activity in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. Recent violence in the cities of Hotan and... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today urged the U.S. and Iraqi governments to make security for Christians and other vulnerable religious minorities an important issue in their discussions on the presence of U.S.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called the verdict in a February mob attack in Indonesia targeting Ahmadiyah Muslims "troubling and disappointing.” An Indonesian court sentenced the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns Vietnam"s government for taking Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Roman Catholic priest and religious freedom advocate, from his home in Hue Monday, despite his... Read More
WHERE: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building WHEN: Friday, July 29, 2011 --- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) invites you to a staff briefing, "The Interplay between Religious Freedom, Extremism, and Security: Implications for U.S.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged U.S. Under Secretary Maria Otero to make religious freedom a priority in her discussions with government officials and civil society in Indonesia this week. "... Read More
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

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