U.S blacklists Nigeria, nine others over religious freedom


United States on Monday blacklisted Nigeria and nine other countries over the violations of religious freedom.

This was according to tweets by U.S Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

He said: "Today the U.S. designates Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations.

The U.S. is unwavering in its commitment to religious freedom. No country or entity should be allowed to persecute people with impunity because of their beliefs. These annual designations show that when religious freedom is attacked, we will act."