H.Con.Res.249 - Condemning the death sentence issued against British author Salman Rushdie by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran and calling for its immediate repudiation.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Gingrich, Newt [R-GA-6] (Introduced 05/12/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/23/1994 Referred to the Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.249 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/1994)
Condemns the death sentence issued against Salman Rushdie. Calls for the immediate withdrawal of such sentence and any associated reward.
Calls upon the President to: (1) request that the United Nations Security Council condemn Iran for issuing the edict against Rushdie; (2) call upon the Government of Iran to respect international principles of human rights and lift such sentence; and (3) inform such Government that the House of Representatives has adopted this resolution, that the Iranian Government will be held liable in case an attempt is made on Rushdie's life, and that such Government should attempt to prevent the spread of propaganda promoting Rushdie's assassination.
Commends those people of all nations who have firmly stood for freedom of expression despite threats and intimidation.
Reaffirms: (1) the commitment of the Congress to the promotion and protection of the right of freedom of expression; and (2) congressional support for basic human rights in the world community.