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Click here to read International Religious Freedom: Why It Matters and How to Protect It  by Leonard Leo and Don Argue, which appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of Intern
In 2003 and 2004, USCIRF conducted a major research study, as authorized by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA), to examine whether asylum seekers subject to Expedited Removal are being detained under inappropriate conditions and whether they are being returned to countries whe
Click here to read (English): A Prison Without Bars: Refugee and Defector Testimonies of Severe Violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in North Korea
Click here to view the Expedited Removal Study Report Card: 2 Years Later Click here to view the Expedited Removal Study Recommendations Report Card
Analysis and Recommendations (Revised March 2006) Article 2: First: Islam is the official religion of the State and is a foundation source of legislation:
Click here to read: Thank You Father Kim Il Sung: Eyewitness Accounts of Severe Violations of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in North Korea
Analysis & Recommendations (Revised September 28, 2005)
March 8, 2005: The study examines the text of Muslim constitutions from 44 nations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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