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US State Dept. releases religious freedom report

September 22, 2008

The US State Department released the 10th Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on Friday. In his remarks at a press conference, Ambassador John V. Hanford III expressed concern about persecution in North Korea, Eritrea, India, China, Myanmar, and several Muslim nations while praising recent Muslim initiatives on behalf of inter-religious dialogue.

While expressing concern about recent anti-Christian incidents in India, Ambassador Hanford did not mention recent incidents in Vietnam; instead, he praised the nation for ‘important improvements on religious freedom.’


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