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USCIRF Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Shi’a Mosques in Afghanistan

Shabtabnews – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks on the Imam Barga Mosque in Kandahar today and Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in Kunduz last Friday. USCIRF urges the Biden administration to expand its Priority 2 (P-2) designation granting U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan nationals and their family members to include …

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Tajikistan’s Inhumane Treatment of Religious Prisoner Indicative of Deteriorating Religious Freedom Conditions

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is alarmed by the government of Tajikistan’s treatment of 70-year-old Jehovah’s Witness Shamil Khakimov, who is serving an excessively harsh prison sentence for alleged extremism for peacefully practicing his faith and reportedly worsening in health especially without proper medical attention. This treatment further demonstrates why the U.S. Department of State should …

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New Letter to President Biden on P2 Refugee Status for Religious Minorities

Shabtabnews – The Inter religious Freedom Roundtable writes a letter to President Biden on Emergency Protection and Evacuation of Afghan Religious Minorities/Sanctioning Taliban . The letter requests safeguarding of vulnerable religious minorities: Shia Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Hindus, specific steps to assist non-governmental organizations in the evacuation and Bahais, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and others. 2021-9-1-Letter-to-President-Biden-FinalDownload 2021-9-8-Letter-to-G20-Interfaith-Forum-3Download

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Establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission

Shabtabnews – In a letter to the chairman and ranking member Risch, a number of US senators requested an establishment of a Senate Human Rights Commission, by stating that: ” The adoption of this resolution would establish a nonpartisan platform for Senators to take action on matters regarding international human rights. “ For full text of letter see below: Establishing-the-Senate-Human-Rights-Commission-August-2021Download

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Iran continues to be rocked by protests, and the COVID crisis

nufdiran.org – Iran continues to be rocked by protests, the COVID crisis caused by Khamenei’s ban of the American and British vaccines, and the inauguration of the criminal Ebrahim Raisi as the Islamic Republic’s new president.The people of Iran are suffering under unimaginable pressure from the regime and its brutality. At NUFDI, we are doing everything we can to bring …

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2021 USCIRF Releases New Report on Iran’s Escalation of Religious Repression

Shabtabnews – USCIRF today released the following new country update highlighting the government of Iran’s escalation of religious repression in 2021: Iran Country Update provides information about religious freedom conditions in Iran. It documents recent religious freedom violations against Baha’is, Christians, Sunnis, Sufis, and Yarsanis. The report notes two recent amendments to Iran’s Penal Code, making it easier for the …

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USCIRF Condemns Iran’s Crackdown on Baha’i Community

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the Iranian government’s alarming escalation of persecution targeting Baha’is in Iran. In the past month, Iran’s government has raided Baha’i homes across the country and jailed more than 20 community members, including a woman recovering from chemotherapy. Iranian authorities also prevented Baha’is from burying deceased community members in a designated section of Khaveran cemetery until …

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IOPHR statement in support of the uprising of the people of Khuzestan

Shabtabnews – IOPHR issued a statement in support of the uprising of the people of Khuzestan . The statement stated : “The heroic people of Iran, who in an admirable, united way through their boycott of the June 2021 presidential election, rejected the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, have recently been concerned by their Khuzestani compatriot’s protests in …

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IOPHR’s statement regarding the failed kidnapping of Ms. Alinejad by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR while condemning the recent attempt to kidnap Ms. Alinejad by agents of Islamic Republic of Iran, stated that: “The regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from the very first days of its establishment, has consistently attempted to eliminate its opponents inside and outside the country, by measures such as assassinations, kidnappings and executions. …

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