Rights Groups Criticize US No Longer Listing Nigeria as Violator of Religious Freedomon November 22, 2021 at 8:18 pm

JOS, Nigeria—Human-rights groups around the world have reacted with dismay to the recent delisting of Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) by the U.S. Department of State. Ahead of his Nov. 18 visit to Nigeria, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken listed China, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as countries of particular concern. The secretary of state designates a country of particular concern for severe violations of religious freedom. Also on Nov. 18 Blinken designated Algeria, Comoros, Cuba and Nicaragua among countries on the U.S. watch list for religious freedom. Yet, among other killings, on Sept. 26 Muslim radicals are credited with massacring 38 Christians in Madamai village in Nigeria, and on Oct. 31 an entire Baptist congregation was kidnapped. “The challenges to religious freedom in the world today are structural, systemic, and deeply entrenched,” said Blinken in a Nov. 17 statement …

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