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US Panel Adds 8 Counties to List of Severe Violators of Religious Freedom

A U.S. panel on religious freedom is asking the State Department to add eight more countries to the list where severe violations of religious freedom are tolerated by their governments.In its annual report, the Commission on International Religious Freedom named Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam as new "countries of particular concern." The commission also calls on the State Department to renew this status for eight other countries, where...

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