Summary: H.Res.499 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (05/16/2006)

Condemns the July 2004 murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in Moscow and the murders of other members of the media in the Russian Federation.

Commends: (1) the Russian Prosecutor General's office for its continuing investigation of Mr. Klebnikov's murder; and (2) all journalists working and living in Russia for their dedication to transparency and the truth.

Urges the government of Russia to: (1) continue inquiries to determine and bring to justice all parties involved in Mr. Klebnikov's murder; (2) accept offers of investigative assistance from the United States and other concerned governments; and (3) protect the independence and freedom of the Russian media and all visiting members of the media.