Religious freedom continues to deteriorate in 28 countries, USCIRF warns

By Jardine Malado | Christian Today

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report highlighting the violations of religious rights in 28 countries.

The 2018 report on religious freedom violations committed last year was released on Wednesday ahead of the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) in October.

“Sadly, religious freedom conditions deteriorated in many countries in 2017, often due to increasing authoritarianism or under the guise of countering terrorism,” said USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark, according to Baptist Press.