Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014
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FRC's Tony Perkins to Testify before House Subcommittee about Meriam Ibrahim


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on Wednesday, July 23.

Mr. Perkins will testify regarding the case of Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian who had been sentenced to death for the "crime" of converting from Islam.  Meriam languished in a notoriously rank Sudanese prison with her 20-month-old son and her newborn daughter before being released on June 23.  She is now being sheltered in the U.S. Embassy and is waiting for permission from the Sudanese government to leave the country.   

Nearly 53,000 people signed a WhiteHouse.gov petition launched by FRC asking President Obama to grant her expedited safe haven in the United States.

WHO: Tony Perkins, president, FRC

WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing: The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim

WHERE: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

WHEN: 2 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LIVE WEBCAST:  http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-troubling-case-meriam-ibrahim

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