News conference set for September 13Bipartisan Ethiopian Human Rights Legislation Topic of News Conference
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) will be holding a news conference on Tuesday, September 13 to express their views on what the Ethiopian and American governments should do to redress the increasingly tragic situation in Ethiopia. The conference will coincide with the introduction of a bipartisan resolution urging that action be taken to stem the denial of human rights and outright abuse of citizens by the Ethiopian government.
“The increasingly brutal repression of Ethiopian citizens by their government has heightened concern within the international community,” said Smith. “A valuable contributor to global peacekeeping missions, growing unrest in Ethiopia in reaction to human rights violations by the government threaten to destabilize a nation counted on to continue its role on the international scene.”
Who: Chairman Smith (NJ-04), Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Subcommittee on Africa, Rep. Coffman, and others
What: A news conference explaining legislation on Ethiopian human rights
When: Tuesday September 13, 12:00 PM
Where: House Triangle