H.J.Res.208 - Concerning the political and human rights situation in Kenya.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] (Introduced 03/22/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/03/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.208 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/22/1991)
Condemns: (1) the arrest and detention of Kenyan citizens for the peaceful expression of their views; and (2) the Kenyan Government's disregard of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Calls upon the Kenyan Government to: (1) end intimidation and harassment of those critical of government policies and those working for democracy in Kenya; 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.
Suspends U.S. economic and military assistance to Kenya. Waives such suspension if the President certifies to the Congress that the Kenyan Government is taking steps to: (1) charge and try or release all prisoners; (2) cease physical abuse or mistreatment of prisoners; (3) restore the independence of the judiciary; and (4) restore freedoms of expression.