Lawmakers Say Religious Freedom Report is All Bark, More to Do

My latest article for World regarding international persecution:

While the Obama administration made two big moves on persecution this week—appointing an ambassador for international religious freedom and releasing the State Department’s religious freedom report—two Republican lawmakers said more work remains to be done.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, criticized President Barack Obama for taking so long to act. “The president had not designated Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) since August 2011, an annual requirement under the law,” Royce said in a statement.

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