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Passed House amended (03/23/1999)

Condemns the repressive crackdown by the Government of Cuba against the internal opposition and independent press. Expresses admiration and solidarity with the internal opposition and independent press of Cuba.

Demands that the Government of Cuba release all political prisoners, legalize all political parties, labor unions, and the press, and schedule free and fair elections.

Urges the administration, at the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, to take all steps necessary to secure international support for, and passage of, a resolution which condemns the Cuban Government for its gross abuses of the rights of the Cuban people and for continued violations of international human rights standards and legal principles. Calls for the reinstatement of United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cuba.

Declares the acts of the Castro regime to be in violation of the charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Urges the President to: (1) nominate a special envoy to advocate, internationally, for the establishment of the rule of law for the Cuban people; and (2) actively seek support from individual nations, as well as the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the European Union, and all other international organizations to call for the establishment of the rule of law for the Cuban people.