Monday, November 07, 2005

U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Press Conference on the Plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a press conference to discuss recent attacks on the Coptic Christian community in Egypt. The press conference will be held on:

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: 430 Dirksen Building

Participants will include:

-- Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) –- chairman

-- The Honorable Frank Wolf (R-Va.) -- member of the Commission

-- Michael Meunier -- president, U.S. Copts Association

-- Others to be Announced

Media interested in participating should contact James Geoffrey, director of Communications, at 202-225-2054, or by e-mail at http://releases.usnewswire.com/redir.asp?ReleaseID=56285&Link=mailto:James.Geoffrey@mail.house.gov. Please indicate PRESS CONFERENCE on the subject line of your e-mail response.

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The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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