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Commissioner Abrams to Testify Before Ways and Means on China and the WTO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2000

Contact:
Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240

WHAT:The Hon. Elliott Abrams, member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a former Assistant Secretary of State, will testify before the House Ways and Means Committee during a hearing on China's accession to the World Trade Organization.

WHEN:Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:Room 1100, Longworth House Office Building

"People's Republic of China and Religious Freedom in Larger Human Rights Context."

Presented by Vice Chair Michael Young and Chair David Saperstein
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus

April 6, 2000

Commission Vice Chair Michael Young (r) and Chair David Saperstein (l) testify on religious freedom in China before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Introduction

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to testify concerning the situation of religious freedom in China.

"The U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999."

TESTIMONY ON THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES FOR 1999

PRESENTED BY NINA SHEA, DIRECTOR
CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF FREEDOM HOUSE AND COMMISSIONER, U.S. COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE

March 8, 2000

Commission Sets L.A. Hearing on China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar. 7, 2000

Contact:
Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240

What:U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom field hearing on religious freedom in China. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information for the Commission's annual report to the Administration and Congress, due May 1.

Where:Los Angeles Unified School District, Board Room, 450 North Grand Avenue

When:March 16, 2000, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Religious Repression Worsening in China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 30, 1999

Contact:
Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240

The repression of religion in China has worsened considerably in recent weeks with the sentencing of several Falun Gong and Christian leaders to long prision terms, said Rabbi David Saperstein, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today.

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