Press Releases

FOR YOUR INFORMATION FEBRUARY28, 2013| By USCIRF The following article appeared in The Economist on February 28, 2013. For Katrina Lantos Swett, who chairs one of the two American agencies that are mandated to monitor religious freedom, life is full of pleasant and unpleasant... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 27, 2013 | By USCIRF Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), today testified before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on “Anti-Semitism: A... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2013| By USCIRF USCIRF Chair, Dr. Katrina Lantoss Swett testified on February 26, 2013 before the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Demonstrations in Tahrir Square: Two Years Later: What Has... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The trial and conviction of Pastor Abedini represent an outrageous miscarriage of justice and yet one more damning piece of evidence pointing to the rampant denial of religious freedom and the absence of any semblance of rule... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2013| By USCIRF WASHINGTON, D.C. -- USCIRF today called for the immediate release of Saeed Abedeni, an Iranian-American pastor reportedly awaiting a January 21 trial on trumped-up national security charges that date back to 2000 when he lived in Iran. Mr.... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2013| By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom strongly condemns a series of terror attacks that took place on January 10 targeting Pakistani Shi'a Muslims. The United States must press the Pakistani government to do more to protect their... Read More
For Your Information January 8, 2013 | By USCIRF The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a policy brief, "Russia: Unruly State of Law.” This policy brief, which analyzes the state of religious freedom and related rights in Russia, reflects USCIRF's long-... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 | By USCIRF The Egyptian Constituent Assembly on November 30 approved a draft constitution that includes problematic provisions limiting freedom of religion or belief for all Egyptians. "The constitution was drafted without a balanced representation of all... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2012| By USCIRF Marton Gyongyosi, a Hungarian politician from the far-right Jobbik party, on November 26 issued a statement in Parliament urging the government to create a list of Jews who pose a "national security risk.” Gyongyosi serves as the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 | By USCIRF USCIRFtodaywelcomes a Pakistani court's decision to drop all charges against Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy, and applauds the successful efforts of Paul Bhatti, the Adviser onNational Harmonyto the Pakistani Prime... Read More

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