International Religious Freedom

US Department of State: Annual Report on Religious Freedom Highlights Persecution of Falun Gong in China

June 4, 2022 | By Minghui correspondent Wang Ying _____________________________________ (Minghui.org) The US State Department released its 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom on June 2. With detailed examples, the report found that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continued its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. “The PRC continues to harass adherents of other …

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USCIRF Human Rights Report: Falun Gong Practitioners Still Persecuted in China for Their Faith

The religious freedom conditions in China deteriorated in 2020, according to the newest annual report published by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on April 21, 2021. “Although the CCP has long repressed religious freedom, in recent years it has become increasingly hostile toward religion, resulting in campaigns to “sinicise” Islam, Tibetan …

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USCIRF Report: Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners Continues in China

“In 2019 religious freedom conditions in China continued to deteriorate,” wrote the 2020 Annual Report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) published on April 28, 2020. The report again recommended designating China as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) like the past 21 consecutive years. The 2020 report highlighted China’s massive surveillance …

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U.S. State Department Releases 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

The United States Department of State released its 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on the afternoon of June 21, 2019. As in previous years, the report lists China as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of …

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U.S. Religious Freedom Report Draws Attention to Persecution of Falun Gong

The U.S. Department of State released the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on May 29, 2018. China was again on the Tier 1 list of “Countries of Particular Concern.” The report pays special attention to the persecution of Falun Gong and Christian and other religious groups. At a press briefing, U.S. Secretary of …

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US Secretary of State Tillerson Raises the Persecution of Falun Gong at Press Conference for International Religious Freedom Report

The US 2016 Report on International Religious Freedom was released at a press conference in Washington on August 15, 2017. China is among the ten “Countries of Particular Concern” for its severe religious persecution. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson specifically mentioned the persecution of Falun Gong, noting that in 2016, “dozens of Falun Gong members …

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Releases 2016 Annual Report, Expresses Concern for Forced Organ Harvesting in China

May 06, 2016 | “China’s severe religious freedom violations continued in 2015,” said a statement in the 2016 Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which was recently released and covers the period from February 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that …

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