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This follow-on contracted study reviews 22 middle and high school textbooks published by the Saudi government for the 2017-2018 academic year, including the 12 high school books previously reviewed by USCIRF in its May 2018 Special Report.
Central Nigeria: Overcoming Dangerous Speech and Endemic Religious Divides examines how dangerous speech and polarizing narratives in Nigeria have fueled violence, discrimination and segregation between Muslims and Christians for decades, particularly in central Nigeria, and how these dynamics have contributed to violence and religious freedom violations.
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November 22, 2019
USCIRF Releases New Reports on Religious Freedom in Indonesia and Vietnam
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new reports:
WASHINGTON, DC - Last week saw three important steps taken against Burmese government perpetrators of atrocity crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Burma: the Gambia filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Burma of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine State; human rights groups filed a case in Argentina against Burmese political and military leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, for actions against the Rohingya; and the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved a prosecution request to investigate potential crimes against humanity committed against the Rohingya.
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USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze and report on threats to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion or belief.