International Institute for Religious Freedom

Bonn – Cape Town – Colombo

USCIRF Daily News Digest

Ukraine: Ukraine Commemorates Deportation Of Crimean Tatars

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan’s secret additions to already restrictive Religion Law

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Syria: Islamic State attacks Syrian state-held areas, 52 killed

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Russia: JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA HAVE HOUSE BURNED DOWN, WORSHIP HALLS LIQUIDATED WHILE PREPARING BAN APPEAL

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Religious Freedom: US Commission urges Trump administration to prioritise international religious freedom

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Nigeria: Nigeria girl freed from Boko Haram not among Chibok ones

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Iraq: Sunnis seek greater say in post-IS Iraq but face resistance

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Iraq: Islamic State mining Mosul to stop families fleeing as Iraqi forces advance

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Iraq: Airstrikes fuel Mosul gains as Iraq pushes for quick victory

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

China: Teenaged Tibetan Self-Immolator’s Parents Again Detained

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

China: Chinese police release video of rights activist to refute torture claim

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Canada: Canada Backs Magnitsky Bill Sanctioning Rights Violators In Russia

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Austria: Saudi Embassy in Vienna warns about Austria’s face cover ban

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 18, 2017

Uzbekistan: Deportation, fines, Bible and Koran seizures

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Saudi missionaries active in Kosovo, says German government

Taken from USCIRF Daily News Digest May 17, 2017