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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today criticized the criminal convictions of Andrei Erofeev and Yuri Samodurov for insulting the feelings of religious believers through a Moscow art show they organized in... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2010 WASHINGTON DC - On Thursday, militants bombed the Sufi Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 40 and wounding hundreds. The shrine holds the remains of a Persian Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery, important to the Barelvi sect of... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Nigeria assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council today, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expresses its continuing concern about the horrific sectarian violence that has wracked Nigeria for... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday sent the following letter to President Obama regarding his upcoming meeting with King Abdullah. ***** June 21, 2010 The President The White House... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leonard A. Leo, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, was reelected Wednesday June 16 as Chairman of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), for a second year-long term. On June... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2010 "USCIRF is pleased that the Obama Administration has nominated a candidate for the post of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom,” said Leonard Leo, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Chair. "We have been urging this for... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) yesterday sent the following letter to President Obama regarding his upcoming meetings with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. ***** June 17, 2010 The... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) reported today that Uzbekistan has intensified its campaign of state-control and repression of the country"s religious communities. This occurred in spite of the... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2010 The following letter was sent to President Obama June 1, 2010 regarding his upcoming visit to Indonesia. The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, On behalf of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, reports indicate that gunmen attacked two mosques belonging to the Ahmadi community in Lahore, Pakistan, during Friday prayers. The attackers seized worshipers and battled security forces, with scores killed. "USCIRF... Read More

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