Religious Freedom Group Names Worst Offenders
Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Mar 25
March 25, 2012
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report listing the nations most prone to violating religious freedom, WORLD News Service reports. Countries of Particular Concern (CPCs) -- named by USCIRF as those most in need of close monitoring by the State Department -- include Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, where governments sanction discrimination and violence against unpopular and minority religions.