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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Co-Chairs Ask Trump to Raise Cases of Individuals Imprisoned in Turkey in Meeting with Erdogan

May 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, together with the Co-Chairs of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, today asked President Trump to raise the cases of nine American prisoners and a jailed Turkish national during his upcoming meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. All ten were detained and imprisoned on what appear to be false charges. The four Members of Congress and two Senators argued that raising the cases would send a strong message that the United States remains deeply committed to safeguarding human rights and the rule of law around the globe.

The text of the letter is available here.

115th Congress