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Legal Group Joins Outcry over Removal of Nigeria from Religious Freedom Watch List

An international legal group has joined the outcry over the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove Nigeria from this year’s watchlist of countries with the most egregious violations of religious freedom. 

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Religious Freedom Advocates "appalled" as State Department Removes Nigeria from Watch List

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians.

Nigerian security operatives during a military operation. / Oluwafemi Dawodu/Shutterstock

Knights of Columbus Praise US Listing of Nigeria as 'Country of Particular Concern'

The Knights of Columbus has praised the United States for listing Nigeria as among the worst countries for religious freedom, and calling renewed attention to the mass killings of Christians in Nigeria.