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US adds Cuba, Nicaragua, Wagner Group to religious freedom blacklist

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The United States on Friday added Cuba, Nicaragua and Russia’s Wagner mercenary group to a blacklist on international religious freedom, opening the path to potential sanctions.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement said the Wagner Group was being designated due to involvement in abuses in the Central African Republic, where nearly a decade of fighting has pitted Christians against Muslims.


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