12/14/2011: USCIRF Press Conference – Photo Exhibit and Report Release: Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sudan
WHO: Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Leonard Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
WHAT: The release of a USCIRF report documenting the human rights violations committed by the government of Sudan based on religion, ethnicity, and political affiliation and the urgent humanitarian situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. A photo exhibit demonstrating the human toll of the violence in the two states will be displayed.
WHEN: Press conference – December 14, 1:00 pm
Photo exhibit - December 13-14, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm each day
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
MEDIA R.S.V.P: Tom Carter, USCIRF Communications Director,
USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities are to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and to make policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress.