|5/22/2001: Commission to Testify on its 2001 Annual Report Before HIRC|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHAT: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom will testify before the House International Relations Committee on its 2001 Annual Report. Former Commission Chairman Elliott Abrams, former Commissioner Laila Al-Marayati, former Commissioner David Saperstein, and Commissioner Nina Shea will testify. (The Commissioners' terms expired on May 14; Commissioner Shea has been reappointed to another term.)
WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued its second Annual Report on May 1 containing policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Annual Report addresses religious-freedom issues in almost two dozen countries, with individual recommendations on the following: China, India, Indonesia, Iran, North Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sudan, Vietnam, access to U.S. capital markets, and U.S. foreign assistance. An Addendum to the Annual Report, issued May 14, addresses Egypt and Saudi Arabia.