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Jul 25, 2007 Press Release
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As the last decade of the 20th Century dawned, the weight of Soviet domination slipped from the shoulders of weary Central and East Europeans. The people of the region celebrated their release from the shackles of repression. But their euphoria quickly fostered dramatically exaggerated expectations for economic improvement.

Jul 24, 2007 Press Release

July 24, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Lantos Welcomes Release of Falsely-Accused Medical Workers, Urges More HIV/AIDS Education in Libya

Jul 23, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed legislation by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to extend by one year a set of tough sanctions against the brutal ruling military junta of Burma, which continues to terrorize the Burmese people, suppress free expression and to arbitrarily detain political prisoners.
Jul 20, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the release by the Ethiopian government of 38 of the country’s parliamentarians and leaders of the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), journalists and civil society activists.
Jul 19, 2007 Press Release
The minefield of serious policy issues facing the Middle East is readily apparent to anyone who gives the newspapers even a cursory glance. The region is peppered with conflicts and disturbing long-term trends with implications for United States foreign policy aims. It is impossible to tackle all these issues at once.
Jul 18, 2007 Press Release

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the declassified portion of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released today shows that the country has lost important ground in the global struggle against terrorism thanks to the war in Iraq.

Jul 17, 2007 Press Release
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July 17, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Statement of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis”

Jul 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed a British court ruling that lets the human rights group Global Witness publish financial records reflecting lavish spending by the Congolese president's son.

“I commend Global Witness for helping uphold proper governance in the Republic of Congo, where so many people live in poverty while

Jul 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed a British court ruling that lets the human rights group Global Witness publish financial records reflecting lavish spending by the Congolese president's son.

“I commend Global Witness for helping uphold proper governance in the Republic of Congo, where so many people live in poverty while

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