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Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
June 3, 2005

HELSINKI COMMISSION TO PROBE TRANS-ATLANTIC
RESPONSE TO IRAN CRISIS


(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a hearing to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran and the prospects for a joint U.S.-European response:

THE IRAN CRISIS: A TRANSATLANTIC RESPONSE
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2005
192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The confirmed panelists will be:

Mr. Jeff Gedmin
Director
Aspen Institute Berlin

Mr. Tom Melia
Deputy Executive Director
Freedom House

Ms. Goli Ameri 
US Public Delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission

Dr. Karim Lahidji
Vice-President
International Federation of Human Rights

Ms. Manda Zand Ervin
Founder
Alliance of Iranian Women

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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