On Friday, the US State Department released its annual “black list” of states where religious freedom participation has raised particular concern, in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) passed by the US Congress in 1998.
The US State Department said in a statement that “in the world, effective practice, when resolutions and non-governmental structures are pursued, threatened, is in a situation where people are even killed because of their beliefs.” In some cases, the freedom of religion and belief of the people are intended to be used for political gain. the intended action sows division, undermines economic security and poses a danger to the environment.”
In the alleged also alleged that “the US is not noticed from the outside for committing emergency crimes.”
Russia, People’s Republic of China, Iran, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Eritrea, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Myanmar (Burma) were included in the list of countries, animals The State Department awarded the status of “country of particular concern” (country of particular concern or CCP) for “systematic and egregious violation of freedom”.
Russia was included in this list for the first time in 2021.
Algeria, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Comoros and Viet Nam were placed on the Special Watch List (Special Watch List) for “engaging or tolerating gross violations of religious freedom”.
In addition, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken named organizations of “particular concern” the Russian Wagner PMC (operating in the CAR), the Taliban, Al-Shabaab activities, Boko Haram, ISIS-Greater Sahara, “ISIS – West Africa” and several other groups.
The State Department asserts that the US “will closely monitor the state of freedom of religion and worship in all countries of the world, and build the rights of those who come from religious exclusion or discrimination.”
The US intends to regularly report on its commitment to restrictions on freedom of religion or belief in all countries where these freedoms are violated.
According to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IFRA), getting into the list of attraction for the appearance of steps and boundaries by US government structures.
The list of religious freedom-violating countries is not limited to just a sample of the United States to enforce those countries, but is a prerequisite for taking specific measures: how carefully before prescribing.
The US Congress passed legislation in 1998 to “condemn the freedom to violate religion and in several other cases enforce the rights to freedom of religion”.
In accordance with the provisions of the laws, the US State Department created department for international freedom. Its staff monitors incidents and international programs around the world and develops to promote religious freedom.
The State Department may include a state on the list if it records systemic freedom violations. These include torture, incarceration without restriction of liberty, arrests, arrests of subsequent religions, and other “egregious cases of denial of the right to life, liberty, and personal security.”