Source: White House YouTube Channel
As part of an ongoing effort by the administration to push for religious freedom abroad, President Trump met with victims of religious persecution at the White House on Wednesday. Twenty-seven people, including Iranians, Burmese, Vietnamese, Tibetans, North Koreans, Turks, Cubans, Eritreans, Nigerians, Sudanese, Afghans, Pakistanis, New Zealanders, Yemenis, Germans, and a Yazidi from Iraq all joined the president in the Oval Office as part of a four-day conference, called the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback who selected and accompanied the group, reported to the President that “additional measures” to tackle persecution are forthcoming during Thursday meeting at the State Department.
Daughter of Iranian pastors who are currently being charged with apostasy spoke to the president and recounted the ordeal her parents are having to endure. “My parents are pastors,” she said. “They’re Christian pastors. They’ve been arrested – all my family – my father, my mother, my brother. They are free on bail, awaiting the trial and long sentences.”