Shabtabnews– The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:
Increasing Religious Freedom Restrictions on Baha’is in Qatar: This factsheet enumerates restrictions on Baha’is in Qatar and demonstrates ways in which these restrictions may be systematic. It discusses the non-renewal of residency visas and the community’s difficulties related to securing a cemetery. It also discusses questionable financial charges against a Baha’i leader. The factsheet recommends that the U.S. government collaborate with Qatari officials to address these concerns, and further recommends that Congress confirm swiftly an ambassador to Qatar.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze, and report on religious freedom abroad. USCIRF makes foreign policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion and belief. To interview a Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at [email protected].