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Death of Pakistani Human Rights and Democracy Advocate Asma Jahangir

We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir.

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Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust

We encourage Poland to reevaluate the legislation in light of its potential impact on the principle of free speech and on our ability to be effective partners.

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Press Statement On the Continuing Protests in Iran

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the deaths to date and the arrests of at least one thousand Iranians.

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Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

Today, the Department of State announces that the Secretary of State re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan as Countries of Particular Concern on December 22, 2017. The Secretary also placed Pakistan on a Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom.

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U.S. Statement at the Interactive Dialogue on Ukraine

Once again, the United States condemns the widespread abuses by Russian occupation authorities in Crimea and Russia’s forces in eastern Ukraine. We thank the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine for its continued work and reporting, and we also thank the government of Ukraine for its continued close cooperation with this mechanism.

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The United States condemns Venezuela’s Undemocratic Electoral Process

The Venezuelan people deserve the right to express their views and consent to governance through a free and fair democratic process that is open to all candidates. A presidential election cannot be legitimate if candidates and parties cannot freely participate.

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U.S. Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.

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Chargé d’Affaires Theodore Allegra’s Welcome Remarks at Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today’s mega sporting events require extensive planning and sophisticated logistics; they are huge construction projects which pose daunting financial and transportation challenges.

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Secretary Tillerson: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

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