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"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.

Meeting with President Clinton to Urge Action on Sudan and China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 1999

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

WASHINGTON, October 19, 1999 -- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom met today at the White House with President Clinton, National Security Adviser Samuel Berger, and White House Chief of Staff John Podesta to urge action against religious persecution in Sudan and China.

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