Amnesty International National Security Expert to Observe Chairman King's Hearing re: the American Muslim Community

Mar 09, 2011, 12:53 ET from Amnesty International

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geneve Mantri, Amnesty International USA government relations director for national security and human rights, will be observing the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."


He will be available to the media to provide commentary and analysis during and after the hearing.  

"Amnesty International is deeply troubled by the perception, real or not, that Chairman King is trying to stigmatize and demonize an entire community because of the actions of a few people," said Mantri. "Muslim Americans have no more connection with acts of terrorism than average Americans on Main Street with the actions of Timothy McVeigh or the Atlanta bomber, Eric Rudolph."  

Mantri, a former Stimson Center Fellow working with Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) on national security issues, is an expert on national security issues including detainees, torture and accountability. He has also served as an Editor at National Defense University.

To schedule an interview with Geneve, please contact the AIUSA media office at 202.509.8194 or

SOURCE Amnesty International