Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cuba Withholds Visas From USCIRF Delegation

Last Monday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced that the government of Cuba has prevented a USCIRF delegation from visiting by withholding visas. The trip, which had been planned for many weeks, was intended to include meetings with various religious groups and with Cuban government officials to discuss freedom of religion in Cuba. The Cuban government offered no explanation and did not set an alternative date for the delegation’s visit. [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]