United States Top Priority Religious Freedom Protection
Protection of religious freedom is a top priority of the United States Administration. Harassment and discrimination based on religion or belief are present in every region of the world. The United States works diligently to promote religious freedom and war abuse. These recent designations continue that important work. On December 18, 2019, the state granted the Department of Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan special provisions under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Designated as a country of concern of tolerated systematic ongoing gross violations of religious freedom. Russia and Uzbekistan is on a special watch list for United States governments, that tolerate serious violations of religious freedom, Cuba, Nicaragua, Nigeria and Sudan is also added in this list. Sudan was transferred to in Special Watch List, due to significant steps taken by the civilian-led transitional government to address the systematic, ongoing violations of religious freedom of the previous regime. Eventually, we nominated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda. In the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, the Houthis, ISIS, ISIS-Khorasan, and the Taliban as institutions of particular concern. These designations reflect the commitment of the United States to protect those Underline those who want to exercise freedom of religion or belief. We believe that everyone, everywhere, at all times, should have the right to live according to the command of their conscience. We will continue to challenge state and non-state entities that want to violate those fundamental rights and ensure that they are held accountable for their actions. This month, the US government called for nine counts of corruption and human rights violations Announced the designations of 68 individuals and institutions across countries, including four Burmese military leaders under the Global Magnitsky Act were responsible for the abuse of serious human rights against Muslims and other religious and ethnic minorities. In October, we imposed a visa ban on Chinese government and Communist Party officials who are believed to be responsible for the detention or abuse of Uyghars, Kazakhs, or others from Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, Kazakhstan. The actions have been continue to be, consistent with our position on religious freedom. No country, institution or person should be able to persecute people without trust in accountability. We have acted, and we will continue to do so.