Religion | A new report accuses the Nigerian government of serious religious freedom violations
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/01/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released its annual report Friday advising the State Department of nations with "ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom," adding Nigeria to the notorious list titled "countries of particular concern," which also includes Iran and North Korea.
The report argued that the Nigerian government's response to sectarian strife has been "inadequate and ineffectual . . . resulting in thousands of deaths."