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USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark gave the following remarks at the 2017 Annual 7/20 Falun Gong rally on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2017. Click here to see a pdf version of Chairman Mark's remarks.    ** As Prepared for Delivery**   USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark Annual 7... Read More
USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark adopted Pakistani prisoner of consience Abdul Shakoor as part of USCIRF's Prisoners of Conscience Project. Mr. Shakoor was the manager of an optician’s store and bookshop in Punjab province, Pakistan. He was arrested in December 2015 for selling an Ahmadiyya... Read More
USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett gave the following remarks at a conference, cosponsored by USCIRF and the National Endowment for Democracy on May 7, 2013 Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction. It truly is a pleasure to join you today at the National Endowment for Democracy as we... Read More
USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett gave the following remarks at a conference, cosponsored by USCIRF and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peaceon May 6, 2013. Thank you, Rainn Wilson, for that kind introduction.   It truly is an honor to speak to all of you today as we take part in a... Read More
USCIRF Comissionar M. Zuhdi Jasser gave the following remarks at the Council of Foreign Relations on Religious Freedom Conditions in Ethiopia on Thursday Feburary 14, 2013.     Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction.   I want to thank Ambassador Campbell and the... Read More
USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett gave the following remarks at a conference, cosponsored by USCIRF and Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs on December 7, 2012.    Thank you for that kind introduction.     I'd... Read More
USCIRF Chair Katrina Lantos Swett made the following remarks at the announcement of the Defending Freedoms Project on December 6, 2012, a project of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with USCIRF and Amnesty International USA.  The goal of this project is to increase... Read More
Thank you for that kind introduction. I want to thank all of you for joining us this evening -- and I especially would like to thank the members of the International Religious Freedom Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for co-hosting today's event on the plight of religious... Read More
I want to thank Mr. Adel Guindy and Coptic Solidarity for giving me the opportunity to speak briefly this afternoon about the status of religious freedom in Egypt and the recommendations our Commission is offering to address this serious situation. Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, USCIRF... Read More
Speaking for all of my USCIRF colleagues, I am delighted to join members of Congress, His Holiness, and our gracious Ahmadiyya hosts here in our nation's capital. Soon you will hear His Holiness speak about his vision of peace and freedom among peoples and nations. This has been the Ahmadiyya... Read More

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