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Even in death, Tom Lantos pursues Israel’s enemies for alleged human rights abuses

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No doubt there will be plenty of “Nayirah” moments from the “humanitarian” heirs to “the Hungarian-American guardian of Israel’s interests in Congress.”

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) Hearing Human Rights in Syria
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on the current human rights situation in Syria.

In March 2011, the Arab Spring arrived in Syria, putting President Bashar al-Assad on the defensive for the first time in his 11-year presidency. In order to suppress the demonstrations, the government responded brutally. In addition to at least 1,500 arbitrary and unlawful killings, Syrian security forces have enforced politically motivated disappearances as well as tortured and physically abused prisoners and detainees. Furthermore, the recent protests have set off a mass exodus of Syrian people seeking refuge in Turkey.

This hearing will examine the numerous, systemic, and grave human rights abuses by the Syrian government. In addition, the Commission will focus on the serious refugee crisis.

The following witnesses have been invited to testify:

Panel I

Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Panel II

Andrew Tabler, The Washington Institute
Radwan Ziadeh, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
Mona Yacoubian, Institute’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention
Mara Karlin, Instructor in Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

If you have any questions, please contact Jann Futterman (Rep. McGovern) or Kalinda Stephenson (Rep. Wolf) at 202-225-3599, or send an email to

James P. McGovern
Member of Congress
Co-Chair, TLHRC

Frank R. Wolf
Member of Congress
Co-Chair, TLHRC


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 8, 2011 at 7:06 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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