U.S. Commission says Russia, Pakistan among worst violators of religious freedom

April 28, 2017

By Pete Baumgartner | RadioFreeEurope, RadioLiberty

A U.S. government commission on religious freedom is recommending that Russia be designated as a “country of particular concern” (CPC), putting it in a group of the world’s worst offenders of basic rights on religious worship.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said in its annual report on April 26 that it is, for the first time, recommending Russia be recognized as an offender along with 15 other countries.