UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released the 2017 annual report, which represents the culmination of a year’s work by Commissioners and professional staff to document religious freedom violations and progress and to make independent policy recommendations to the U.S. government.
Due to deteriorating religious freedom conditions, Bahrain is included on Tier 2 in 2017 for the first time, which is defined by USCIRF as nations in which the violations engaged in or tolerated by the government are serious and characterised by at least one of the elements of the “systematic, ongoing, and egregious” CPC standard.
Read the chapter on Bahrain here
Read the full report here