- Together with Pakistan and China, 10 nations are included within the listing.
- Algeria, Comoros, Cuba, and Nicaragua are positioned on a ‘Particular Watch’ listing
- “Challenges to spiritual freedom right now are structural, systemic”, stated the US Secretary of state
The US State Division on Wednesday included Pakistan and China among the many ‘nations of explicit concern’, an inventory made for nations that tolerated “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of non secular freedom”. The US State Division has additionally included Russia, Burma, Eritrea, Iran, the DPRK, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia within the listing.
In an announcement, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken stated, the Biden Administration is dedicated to supporting each particular person’s proper to freedom of faith or perception, together with by confronting and combating violators and abusers of this human proper.
“I’m designating Burma, the Individuals’s Republic of China, Eritrea, Iran, the DPRK, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as International locations of Explicit Concern for having engaged in or tolerated systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of non secular freedom,” the assertion learn.
Blinken stated he’s putting Algeria, Comoros, Cuba, and Nicaragua on a Particular Watch Checklist for governments which have engaged in or tolerated “extreme violations of non secular freedom.”
The challenges to spiritual freedom on this planet right now are structural, systemic, and deeply entrenched, stated Blinken.
“We are going to proceed to press all governments to treatment shortcomings of their legal guidelines and practices, and to advertise accountability for these answerable for abuses,” he stated.
“The USA stays dedicated to working with governments, civil society organizations, and members of non secular communities to advance non secular freedom all over the world and handle the plight of people and communities going through abuse, harassment, and discrimination on account of what they imagine, or what they don’t imagine,” he added.
(With ANI Inputs)