At the release of the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the report “a testament to the United States’ historic role in preserving and advocating for religious freedom around the world."
The United States welcomes the long over-due release of Joshua Holt and his wife, Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela.
The United States will provide more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma.
In Yemen’s capital of Sana’a, the Baha’i community is being persecuted by the Houthis.
The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.
Secretary Pompeo promised that the United States will be a tireless advocate for the greatest and longest suffering of the regime’s victims -- the Iranian people themselves.
This month marks the celebration of Cuban independence won by patriots who wished for individual freedom and the right of self-determination.
The U.S., declared Secretary Mnuchin, “is committed to holding those accountable who violate the trust of the Venezuelan people, and [we] will continue to block attempts to abuse the U.S. financial system.”
Thanks in large part to mismanagement by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis.
Speaking at the Organization of American States, Vice President Mike Pence quoted the Charter of the OAS: “Representative democracy is an indispensable condition for stability, peace and development.”
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec urged security forces to safeguard the rights of citizens and protect life by showing maximum restraint in interactions with the public.
Each year on May 11, the United States observes Vietnam Human Rights Day - a day to remember the importance of advancing fundamental freedoms including freedom of expression, assembly, association, and religion.