State Department releases annual report on international religious freedom

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Tuesday morning the State Department released its annual report on international religious freedom.

The 2017 report to Congress describes the status of religious freedom in every country. 

It covers everything from government policies violating religious beliefs and practices to U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.

“Religious freedom is indeed a universal human right that I will fight for,” U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said. “One that our team at the department will continue to fight for and one that I know President Trump will continue to fight for.”

This year’s report is especially critical of North Korea, which it says has imprisoned as many as 120,000 people, many for their religious beliefs and practices.

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