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This report is an examination of religious freedom conditions in Nicaragua in 2019. 
This report provides an overview of the key religious freedom violations that occurred in Cuba during 2019. 
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Vice Chairs Gayle Manchin and Nadine Maenza traveled to Baku and Quba, Azerbaijan from February 24 to February 28 to meet with Azerbaijani government officials, religious communities, civil society representatives, and human rights defenders to assess religious freedom conditions and discuss the impact of Azerbaijan’s religion law on the ability of individuals and communities to exercise their freedom of religion.
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Tony Perkins and Commissioner Anurima Bhargava traveled to Khartoum, Sudan from February 26 to March 1 to meet with Sudanese government officials, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nasreldin Mofreh, religious leaders, representatives of civil society, and women’s rights advocates to gain a firsthand perspective on how the country’s sweeping and historic changes have impacted religious freedom conditions. 
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expresses grave concern over the ongoing violence taking place in Delhi, India’s capital city. 
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) mourned the passing of Patriarch Thích Quảng Độ, the leader of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV).
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a new factsheet on China’s regulation of religious groups.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new factsheet on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
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.  

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