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WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.


  1. there is no excuse that the State Dept. and President are remaining silent on this. this could be any of us or our family members. Saeed is an American citizen! I am so ashamed of the lack of action by the Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama.