More Injustice in Crimea
The United States is deeply troubled by the September 27 conviction and two-year prison sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov in Russian-occupied Crimea.
Baha’i Leader Released After Ten Years
Mahvash Sabet, a leader of Iran’s Baha’i community, has been released from prison after serving an outrageous 10-year term because of the peaceful practice of her religion.
The Most Dangerous Country for Aid Workers
The people of South Sudan are experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one caused not by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict: a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar that spiraled into a civil war in late 2013.
Spiritual Leader Sentenced to Death in Iran
On August 27, a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. He was charged with founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth.”
Concerns Over Religious Freedom in Iran
At the release of the State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decried the lack of religious liberty in many parts of the world.
Pence in Colombia
“Colombia,” said Vice President Mike Pence, “represents the future of Latin America. It is a future of freedom, security, and prosperity. And America stands with you.”
Global Terrorism Report 2016
The United States will continue to devote resources toward improving counterterrorism capabilities of key partner countries, while at the same time focusing long-term efforts on addressing the drivers of violent extremism.