8 terrible countries for religious freedom the State Department won’t name

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People in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

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People in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.

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The U.S. State Department names and shames eight “Countries of Particular Concern” that severely violate religious freedom rights within their borders. Now an independent watchdog is naming and shaming the State Department, saying its list should be doubled. Here’s a rundown of religious freedom violations in those overlooked eight.