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USCIRF Comment on the State Department's Designation of "Countries of Particular Concern" and Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

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 increased U.S. government action to promote freedom of religion or belief.

USCIRF Identifies World's Worst Religious Freedom Violators: Egypt Cited for First Time

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, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

For the first time, USCIRF recommended that Egypt be designated a CPC.

Burma: USCIRF Urges President Bush to Implement New Policies to Advance Democratic Reform, Respect for Human Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 14, 2008

Contact:
Judith Ingram, Communications Director,
(202) 523-3240

WASHINGTON—The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has sent a letter to President George W. Bush urging his administration to make extra efforts to advance democratic reform and respect for human rights in Burma. “U.S. leadership is desperately needed to keep the international focus on demands for democracy and the protection of human rights in Burma,” Commission Chair Michael Cromartie wrote in the letter.

Public Hearing: After the Saffron Revolution: Religion, Repression, and the U.S. Policy Options for Burma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 28, 2007

Contact:
Judith Ingram, Communications Director,
(202) 523-3240

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom will hold a public hearing to examine how religious freedom abuses perpetuated by the Burmese military contribute to violent repression of peaceful dissent, ongoing abuses against ethnic minorities, and regional instability. The hearing also will assess recent U.N. diplomatic efforts as well as U.S. policy options for bringing about democratic change in Burma.

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