H.Res.388 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the July, 2005, measures of extreme repression on the part of the Cuban Government against members of Cuba's prodemocracy movement, calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners, the legalization of political parties and free elections in Cuba, urging the European Union to reexamine its policy toward Cuba, and calling on the representative of the United States to the 62d session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to ensure a resolution calling upon the Cuban regime to end its human rights violations, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] (Introduced 07/26/2005)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||09/29/2005 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/29/2005 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Res.388 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (09/29/2005)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Condemns the gross human rights violations committed by the Cuban regime.
Expresses support for the right of the Cuban people to exercise fundamental political and civil liberties, including freedoms of expression, assembly, association, movement, the press, and the right to multiparty elections.
Calls on the: (1) Secretary of State to initiate an international solidarity campaign on behalf of the release of all Cuban political prisoners; (2) European Union (EU) to reexamine its current policy toward the Cuban regime before June of 2006; and (3) U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and other international organizations, to work with United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) member countries to ensure a resolution that strongly condemns the July 2005 measures of repression on opposition activists and of all the human rights violations committed by the Cuban regime.