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The United States considers Burma's religious freedom a concern.

The United States considers Burma's religious freedom a concern.

The United States Government's International Commission on Religious Freedom, USCIRF, has designated Myanmar as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) for violations of religious freedom. In 2022, under the military coup, the situation of religious freedom is deteriorating badly.


In 2023, the USCIRF report published on May 1, Myanmar was included in the CPC list along with China, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The USCIRF statement said that governments in these countries have committed violations of freedom of religion and belief, either by themselves or by turning a blind eye to violations by others.

According to USCIRF's 2023 report, the military junta only controls about 17 percent of Myanmar's territory, suppressing those who oppose the territory they control, freedoms are being restricted.

During the missions to fight the pro-democracy forces, the military junta burned and destroyed Buddhist monasteries in Sagaing and Magway regions. Catholic churches and religious buildings were also attacked and destroyed in Kayah state.


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