Harassment of the Family Members of Uighur Activists and Survivors in Xinjiang, China

The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of Xinjiang internment camps who have made their stories public.  In some cases, these abuses occurred shortly after meetings with senior State ...
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On-The-Record Briefing Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback

MR BROWN:  Everybody knows Ambassador Brownback.  He’s going to read out some of his recent travels and talk to you generally about efforts related to religious freedom.  This will be on the record, and you can use the audio, for those who have radio, for the duration of the opening statement and for questions.  So, ...
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Burmese Military Criminal Complaint against Reverend Hkalam Samson

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019   The United States continues to support the efforts of the people of Burma to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic country that respects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people, including the freedom of expression. We are deeply concerned by the lodging of a criminal complaint against ...
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