U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PLIGHT OF COPTIC CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT
(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), 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, NOVEMBER 9
11:00 A.M. to 12:00Noon
430 DIRKSEN BUILDING
Participants will include:
Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) - 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 James.Geoffrey@mail.house.gov. Please indicate PRESS CONFERENCE on the subject line of your e-mail response.
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.