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In response to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s unanimous vote to pass the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today issued the following statement
Kristina Arriaga, vice chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), today condemned the decision by a court in Oryol, Russia, to uphold the conviction and sentencing of Dennis Christensen, a Jehovah’s Witness, to six years’ imprisonment on charges of “organizing the activity of an extremist organization.”
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today urged the Trump administration to discuss China’s persecution of religious communities with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during his visit to Washington, DC this week.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the departure from Pakistan of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother who spent nearly a decade in prison after being sentenced to death for blasphemy. 
Washington, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 20th Annual Report documenting country conditions in, and analyzing and recommending U. S. policy initiatives toward, the world’s worst violators of religious freedom.
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply troubled by Saudi government’s mass execution on Tuesday of 37 Saudi nationals, a majority of whom were Shi’a Muslim.
Your Holiness Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima - Tashi Delek or Happy 30th Birthday Your Holiness...
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned Monday’s sentencing of two Christian homeschoolers, Pastor Ramón Rigal of the Church of God in Cuba, and his wife Ayda Expósito, for refusing to send their children to government-run schools. Charged with “acting against the normal development of a minor,” Pastor Rigal has stated that his desire to homeschool his children is based on his religious beliefs and his concern about Cuban schools’ promotion of socialism and atheism.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns today’s bomb attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka targeting Christians and other innocent civilians.
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the completion of Indonesia’s April 17 general elections, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed grave concerns about the politicization of religion during the campaign season.

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