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Religious Freedom Group Names Worst Offenders

  • Religion Today
  • Published Mar 23, 2012
Religious Freedom Group Names Worst Offenders

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.