Washington, DC– In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East and Africa, commends Congressman French Hill (R-AR) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) for introducing H.Res. 117: “Supporting Coptic Christians” in Egypt and calls upon the House of Representatives to pass the resolution.

The bipartisan resolution was introduced on February 11, 2021 and currently has 13 co-sponsors.

“Those attacking Coptic Christians rarely face punishment, and it is long past time for the Egyptian Government to end this culture of impunity, release prisoners of conscience and enact legitimate reforms in the public sector, athletics, and society to ensure Coptic Christians are given the same rights and opportunities as all other Egyptians,” said Rep. Hill.

“Let’s be clear. The persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt must end,” said Rep. Cicilline.

“IDC commends Reps. Hill and Cicilline, two of our Congressional Champions, for introducing this resolution,” said IDC President Toufic Baaklini. “We look forward to working with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Chair Gregory Meeks, another one of our Congressional Champions, and Ranking Member Michael McCaul to mark up this resolution and send it to the House floor for a vote,” he added.



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