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Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2002


(Washington) - United States Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) will hold a press conference with other Members in reaction to the State Department’s second annual report on human trafficking released today by Secretary Colin Powell.

Co-Chairman Smith was the author of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Law which mandates that the State Department assess the conditions of human trafficking. WHO:             Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)
                       Commissioner Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-VA)
                       Commissioner Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA)
                       Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH)

WHEN:           3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2002

WHERE:         House Triangle
                       (Rain Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building)

CONTACT:    Nick Manetto (Rep. Christopher H. Smith), 202-225-3765
                        Ben Anderson (Helsinki Commission), 202-225-1901

The United States Helsinki Commission, an independent federal agency, by law monitors and encourages progress in implementing provisions of the Helsinki Accords. The Commission, created in 1976, is composed of nine Senators, nine Representatives and one official each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

Media Contact: Ben Anderson
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