MODERATOR: Everybody, we’re fortunate enough to be joined by our Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. This briefing is provided on the record. We’ve got about 25 minutes, I think, for this. We believe we’ll be joined by survivors of religious persecution who were in the event from earlier today, so we’re leaving the front seats open for them, however they will not take questions here. Okay, all right.
AMBASSADOR BROWNBACK: Thank you, appreciate that. Thanks for being out today. I’m ecstatic with what the President did today on his announcements and work here on religious freedom, first time ever a country has hosted an event on religious freedom at the UN General Assembly. He put forward a very strong statement. We’ll have several of the survivors that are here that I may ask to say something.
One of them is here with us right now, Meriam Ibrahim. Meriam was put in jail in Sudan for being a Christian, death penalty, and – but they didn’t kill her because she was pregnant at the time and they thought that was, I guess, a bridge too far. And so world opinion galvanized around her and she was able to get out and is now in the United States.