Freedom of Religion or Belief Victims List
US legislation mandates United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to maintain an active FoRB Victims List. This mandate is provided for in the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA), as amended by the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016. Under this law, USCIRF is required to: "make publicly available to the extent practicable, ... lists of persons [USCIRF] determines are imprisoned or detained, have disappeared, been placed under house arrest, been tortured, or subjected to forced renunciations of faith for their religious activity or religious freedom advocacy by the government of a foreign country that [USCIRF] recommends for designation as a country of particular concern for religious freedom... or by a nonstate actor that [USCIRF] recommends for designation as an entity of particular concern for religious freedom..."
The following list puts a ‘face’ to each individual that has been held simply because of the commitment they have to their faith.
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