U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Calls for Criminal Prosecution of ISIS

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By Mark A. Kellner http://www.deseretnews.com - 1/5/15 A U.S. government commission is calling for international prosecution of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, over the militant group's attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. The request is a first for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its 2015 report on ...

USCIRF Condemns Abduction of More Than 200 Assyrian Christians and Urges Their Immediate Release

28/2/15 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the abduction of more than 200 Assyrian Christians by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northeastern Syria and calls for the international community to work for their immediate release. "The lives of these Assyrian Christians -- including ...

USCIRF Calls for the Release of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

Detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

OCP News Service – 28/1/15 Metropolitan Abba Seraphim leads Protest Vigil at the Eritrean Embassy Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church Global: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has called for the release of illegally detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eretria. “The ...

The Politics of Human Rights: Orthodox Christianity Gets the Short End, by Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

W ashington, D.C. 5/8/2013 Today is Easter for the world’s 350 million Orthodox Christians, who just completed their Holy Week of prayer and fasting  which culminated in today’s message of transcendent hope.  But all last week and today, Orthodox Christians the world over have been reminded that politics trumps human rights.  There’s a cruel irony in the ...

Month of May Marks Eritrea’s Religious Freedom Abuses

Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea

26/5/2012 Read OCP Article on persecutions of Eritrean Christians and the Eritrean Orthodox Church: This month marks two important anniversaries that underscore the continuing deterioration of religious freedom and related human rights in Eritrea: the 2007 house arrest of Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios and the 2002 imposition of onerous registration requirements on all but four officially ...

Cyprus: USCIRF Faults Turkish Cypriot Authorities for Closing Church on Christmas

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern that Greek Orthodox Christians were refused the right to celebrate a Christmas Liturgy service in the village of Rizokarpaso, in the area of the Republic of Cyprus under the control of Turkish troops and administered by Turkish Cypriot authorities. Turkish Cypriot police entered the ...

US tells Egypt to bring Christmas Eve killers to Justice

By Aaron J Leichman, Christian Post 19/9/2010 The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has called on Egypt’s government to resume the trial of three men charged with the murder of seven people in a small southern Egypt town on Christmas Eve. Since February, court proceedings have been postponed numerous times, and USCIRF is pressing the government to ...