HIAS Briefs Capitol Hill on Religious Freedom in Iran and the US Response
Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 14:18 pm
On January 30th, HIAS and the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) presented "The Status of Religious Freedom in Iran and the US Response." The bipartisan, bicameral briefing on Capitol Hill was hosted by Representatives Waxman (D-CA) and Franks (R-AZ) and Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirk (R-IL), who are very concerned about Iran's crackdown on religious minorities. Mark Hetfield, HIAS' President and CEO, discussed the need to renew the Lautenberg Amendment, a provision that allows Jews, Christians, Baha'is, and other religious minorities to safely leave the country. Learn more.