S.Con.Res.141 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the deteriorating human rights situation in Kenya.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/23/1990)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations | House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/18/1990 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.141 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (10/18/1990)
Condemns: (1) the arrest and detention of Kenyan citizens for the peaceful expression of political views; (2) the recent violence against Kenyan citizens by security forces; and (3) the Kenyan Government's disrgard of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Calls upon the Kenyan Government to: (1) end intimidation and harassment of those critical of Government policies; and (2) implement safeguards to ensure freedom of the press and independence of the judiciary and to guarantee civil and human rights for individuals detained by the Government.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that all military and economic support fund assistance to Kenya should be suspended and development assistance programs should be reviewed to ensure that they directly benefit the Kenyan population, until the Kenyan Government: (1) restores basic human rights and fundamental freedoms; (2) releases persons arrested for the peaceful expression of their views and ends harassment and detention of political opponents and human rights lawyers; and (3) enables the Kenyan people to enjoy the benefits of a multi-party democratic system.