Rosie goes to Washington

7/1/2006 10:20:00 AM

Committee on International Relations

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington D.C. 20515-0128

Congressman Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

Congressman Christopher H. Smith, Chairman

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Friday, June 30, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Rosie Malek-Yonan, author of The Crimson Field, testified on Capitol Hill before a Congressional Committee of the 109th Congress on religious freedom regarding the genocide, massacres and persecution of Assyrians in Iraq by Kurds and Islamists. She compared the Assyrian Genocide of 1914-1918, as depicted in her epic and historical novel The Crimson Field, to the current plight of the indigenous Assyrian Christians in Iraq. The complete written transcript of Rosie’s testimony has been made a part of the Official Records of Congress and was also made available to the press, along with copies of The Crimson Field.

To review the transcript or to be linked to the website of the U.S. House of Representatives in order to view the webcast of the actual Congressional Testimony, please click on the link below:

Media Contact: Monica Malek-Yonan at 818-249-2242