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Not free

For the first time, Egypt made a watchdog list of countries with severe violations of religious freedom.

In an April 28 report, the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom cited Egypt because of a dramatic increase in the last year in severe violations, "including murder, escalating against Coptic Christians and other religious minorities," said commission head Leonard Leo.

Others cited were Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.


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