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USCIRF Applauds Sanctions on Salah Gosh for Gross Human Rights Violations
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of State publicly designated Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih (Salah Gosh) of Sudan and his wife and daughter under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, making them ineligible... Read more
Coalition Of Nigerian Activists Petitions President Trump, Alleging Persecution, Mass Murder Of Christians In Nigeria
A group of distinguished Nigerian participants at the recently concluded United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom,” have petitioned the President Donald Trump administration over the alleged horrific murders of Christians in Nigeria. The three-day long event held between July 16th... Read more
USCIRF Statement On The 2nd Annual Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the Trump Administration, particularly Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Ambassador-at-Large Samuel D. Brownback, and the Office of International Religious Freedom, for convening more than 1,000 civil society representatives and government officials from over 100 countries... Read more
Visa ban: Atiku Thumbs Up U.S. Govt. For Rejecting Nigeria’s Election Riggers
Former Vice  President, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the U.S. for imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria. Abubakar made the commendation in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Wednesday in Abuja. Abubakar, who was the... Read more
USCIRF Vice Chair Nadine Maenza Calls For Release Of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani
WASHINGTON, DC – Nadine Maenza, Vice Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), today called on Iranian authorities to drop all charges against and to release Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. One year ago this week, plainclothes Iranian security forces invaded Pastor Nadarkhani’s home, reportedly tasered his... Read more
USCIRF Statement on Cuba Preventing Religious Leaders from Attending International Religious Freedom Meeting
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the prohibition of travel imposed by the Cuban government on Apostle Alayn Toledano Valiente, a leader in the Apostolic Movement, Reverend Alida Leon Baiz, President of the Evangelical League of Cuba, Reverend Dariel Llanes, President of the Western Baptist Convention of Cuba, and... Read more
USCIRF Vice Chair Gayle Manchin Calls on Iran to Cease Harassment and Threats Against Prisoner of Conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran (IRGC) to stop harassing and threatening Religious Prisoner of Conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri and his family. Despite his release from prison in April, the IRGC has prevented... Read more
Putin Signs Law Suspending INF Treaty
(Sputnik/NAN) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty – an arms control treaty between the U.S. and the Soviet Union (and its successor state, the Russian Federation). A relevant document was posted on Wednesday on the official legal information website.... Read more
USCIRF Chair Tony Perkins to Advocate for Imprisoned Uighur Muslim Dilshat Perhat Ataman
July 2, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Tony Perkins, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), announced today his adoption of Dilshat Perhat Ataman through USCIRF’s Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. Mr. Ataman ran a popular Uighur-language website when he was arrested, at the age of 27,... Read more