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Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
December 16, 2011

CHAIRMAN SMITH TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON BELARUS


WASHINGTON— Rep. Chris Smith, Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), announced today a press conference marking the anniversary of Belarusan dictator Lukashenka’s brutal crackdown on human rights that  began with the fraudulent December 19, 2010 Belarusan election.

Here are the details for the press conference:

Who:

Hon. Christopher H. Smith, M.C., Chairman, U.S. Helsinki Commission

Ms. Alice Kipel, Belarusan-American Association

Mr. Karl Altau, Joint Baltic American National Committee

When:

Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

Where:

Capitol Triangle, located on the House side of the Capitol’s East front

(in the event of rain: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building)

 

Media Contact: Shelly Han
202.225.1901
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Countries

Belarus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Germany
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Russian Federation
Slovak Republic
Sweden
Ukraine

Issues

Citizenship and Political Rights
Elections
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of the Media
International Humanitarian Law
OSCE Institutions/Structures/Meetings
Prevention of Torture
Right of Peaceful Assembly
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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