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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new reports on Bahrain and Iraq.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the reported appointment by the White House of a Special Adviser to the President on International Religious Freedom within the National Security Council staff. For many years, USCIRF has been urging that this position – which is called for in the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) – be filled.  
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. James W. Carr of Searcy, Arkansas to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following report:
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 (H.R.4331), which USCIRF previously endorsed, by  a vote of 392 to 22.
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned an Iranian court order allowing authorities to confiscate properties owned by Baha’is in the village of Ivel in Mazandaran Province.
WASHINGTON, DC – On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) honors the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism, and calls on the international community to make greater strides in combatting rising anti-Semitism. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi death camp.
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague concerning the Rohingya in Burma’s Rakhine State. The ICJ ordered the Burmese government to “take all measures within its power” to ensure that the military and any irregular armed units “do not commit acts of genocide” against Rohingya in Rakhine State and to submit regular reports to the court demonstrating its compliance with the order.
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is closely monitoring increased protest activity in Iran and expresses concern the government may heighten its persecution of religious minorities and dissidents in response. Since December 2017, Iran’s government has reacted to widespread popular protests in the country by cracking down on Iranians who do not align with the government’s official religious views, accusing them of disloyalty, espionage, and/or endangering national security.

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