International Institute for Religious Freedom

Bonn – Cape Town – Colombo

USCIRF Daily News Digest

Uzbekistan: Muslims' long prison terms, Protestants' short terms

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

United States: Deporting Iraqi Christians called 'death sentence'

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Tajikistan: Tajikistan Bars Citizens Under 40 From Performing Hajj

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Syria: U.S.-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Somalia: Maintaining Faith in the Most Violent Country in Africa

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession line

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Refugees: UNHCR wins nod to use Islamic alms to aid Middle East refugees

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria: police

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Nigeria: Returning Nigerian refugees could create new crisis as rainy season starts: UNHCR

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

ISIS: 'ISIL… can't take away our faith': Yazidis defy Islamic State with prayer and pilgrimage

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

ISIS: ISIS trained 1,600 Yazidi children to behead people, says Kurdish official

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Iraq: Aid workers readying for Mosul exodus: UNHCR

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Iraq: Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

Indonesia: Indonesian Islamic sect say they're 'denied state IDs' over their beliefs

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017

India: “India among the countries EU worries most about for lack of religious freedom” MEPs denounce

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest June 21, 2017