Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Persecution of American Pastor Abedini Worsens

Opening Statements

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
[full text of opening statement]

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
[full text of opening statement]

Witnesses

Katrina Lantos Swett, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
[full text of statement]

Ms. Naghmeh Abedini
Wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. Jordan Sekulow
Executive Director
American Center for Law and Justice
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Daniel Calingaert, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Freedom House
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]
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Hearing transcript (PDF)