Civil Liberties

USCIRF Releases Lists 15 Countries With Worst Religious Liberty Records

Also cites abuses by non-state organizations


WASHINGTON (RNS) It can be hard to come up with a list of countries with the most egregious records on religious freedom when some of the world's worst offenders aren't even nation states.

For its annual report of violators, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom counts 15 nations where abuse of religious liberty is "systemic, egregious, and ongoing."