The United States announced today that it had added Russia to its “black list” of countries with “particular concern” about the violation of religious freedom.
Instead, they removed Nigeria from the same list, which Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken will visit this week.
According to the State Department, the other countries that “committed or tolerated blatant, systematic and persistent violations of religious freedom” are the same as in 2020: Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, China, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, and Turkmenistan.
Algeria, the Comoros, Cuba and Nicaragua are on the interim list of “under surveillance” countries.
“In many parts of the world, we still see governments harassing, arresting, threatening, imprisoning and killing people simply because they want to live their lives according to their faith,” Blinken said.
Source From: Capital