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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Current Status of Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Iran

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

Over the past decade, the United States foreign policy toward Iran has focused primarily on deterring Iran’s ambitions of securing nuclear weapons. However, in the wake of last year’s presidential elections Iranian citizens took to the streets to demonstrate their displeasure with the current regime. Following these protests, a wide array of human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime and its supporters were brought to the forefront.

If you have any questions, please contact 202-225-3599.

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC
Frank R. Wolf, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC

Witnesses

  • Leonard Leo, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Andrew Apostolou, Senior Program Manager, Freedom House
  • Ali Afshari, leading Iranian political activist
  • Dr. Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council - NIAC
111th Congress