H.Con.Res.295 - Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces.106th Congress (1999-2000)
Concurrent ResolutionHide Overview
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] (Introduced 03/29/2000)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/04/2000 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.295 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Requests the President to restate and make clear to the leadership of the Government of Vietnam that: (1) the American people are firmly committed to political, religious, and economic freedom for the citizens of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and (2) the United States fully expects equal protection under law with all Vietnamese citizens.
Passed House amended (05/03/2000)
Urges such Government to: (1) cease violations of religious freedom; (2) release all religious prisoners, political prisoners, and prisoners of conscience and immediately cease the harassment, detention, physical abuse, and imprisonment of Vietnamese citizens who have exercised their legitimate rights to freedom of belief, expression, and association; (3) allow all Vietnamese citizens the right to free expression, freedom of association, freedom of the press, and religious worship; and (4) formally commit to a framework and a set timetable for open and fair elections of local and national leaders.
Commends the Vietnamese-American community for initiating a memorial to American and South Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom during the Vietnam War.