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The American Jewish Committee told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that legislation to decrease religious persecution overseas should be designed to complement efforts addressing broader human rights concerns. Testifying about the International Religious Freedom Act, the AJCommittee said the bill could effectively reduce certain instances of religious repression if key changes were made. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives last month, but attention is now focused on the Senate’s version, which some advocates of religious freedom see as a better solution.

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