H.Con.Res.218 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Government of the People's Republic of China should stop its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 11/02/1999)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||11/19/1999 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.218 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Government of the People's Republic of China should stop persecuting FalunGong practitioners and other religious believers.
Introduced in House (11/02/1999)
Calls for the U.S. Government to use every appropriate forum, including the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to urge the Government of the People's Republic of China to: (1) release from detention all Falun Gong practitioners and put an immediate end to the practices of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against them and other prisoners of conscience; (2) allow Falun Gong practitioners to pursue their religious beliefs in accordance with article 36 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China; and (3) abide by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.