U.S. Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

Saturday, May 2, 2009 (4:58 am)

By Dan Robinson, Voice of America Correspondent, special to Worthy News

WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News)– The latest annual report by the independent United States Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom, Worthy News monitored Saturday, May 2, with reporting by the Voice of America network (VOA).

The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom.

The 13 countries named as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) in this year’s report are Burma, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  Read more …


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