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in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Commission Members Urge End to Religious Persecution in Mexico

Sep 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Co-Chairs Joseph R. Pitts and James P. McGovern, and nine other members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, were among the thirteen Members of Congress who wrote to Dr. Arely Gomez Gonzalez, the Attorney General of Mexico, to express their deep concern over the apparent growing trend of religious intolerance in that country. The congressmen encouraged the Attorney General to investigate, prosecute and sanction those responsible for crimes against religious communities and practitioners. Acts of persecution have included the burning of a Protestant church in the village of Zinacantan in February of this year, and a rise in violence directed at Catholic priests.

The full text of the letter is available here [PDF].

114th Congress