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USCIRF: Religious Freedom Deteriorating in Many Nations
USCIRF: Religious Freedom Deteriorating in Many Nations

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although there was no change in last year's lists of nations where religious freedom was restricted or hindered, religious freedom has continued to deteriorate in many nations over the past year, a report says.

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Report: Blasphemy Laws Remain 'Astonishingly Widespread'
Report: Blasphemy Laws Remain 'Astonishingly Widespread'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Blasphemy laws remain 'astonishingly widespread,' according to a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report. Seventy-one nations retain such laws, with 59 allowing imprisonment upon conviction.

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Burma's Parliament Passes Legislation Restricting Religious Liberty
Burma's Parliament Passes Legislation Restricting Religious Liberty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Burma's parliament passed religious liberty restrictions; the legislation, which awaits the president's signature, would increase government control over religious conversion.

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Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern
Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Five nations - Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Burma - have been recommended to be designated as "countries of particular concern" because of severe violations of religious freedom.

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