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The US Designates Nigeria, Others As Violators of Religious Freedom

United States Government has designated Nigeria among other nations as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

This means Nigeria is one of the countries that engaged a systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations.

United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo disclosed this via Twitter on Monday evening.

“Today the U.S. designates Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations.

“The U.S. is unwavering in its commitment to religious freedom. No country or entity should be allowed to persecute people with impunity because of their beliefs. These annual designations show that when religious freedom is attacked, we will act.”

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