Representatives from ICC meet with Congressman Peter Roskam from Illinois
Over the course of just three days ICC held 26 meetings with members of Congress, the State Department, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. This intense series of meetings was to advocate for 35 Ethiopian Christians who are still languishing in a Saudi Arabian prison 4 months after being arrested for holding a private worship service.
During this intense series of meetings we asked for congressmen and senators from both sides of the aisle to make this case a priority, and to put in a call to the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel A. Al-Jubeir, and ask him about this issue. The response we got was very positive, and several offices immediately agreed to contact the Saudi ambassador.
Over the next couple of weeks ICC will continue working with these offices and coordinating efforts by our government to demand the quick release of all 35 wrongfully imprisoned Christians.