H.Res.736 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that legal action in Afghanistan against citizens who have already converted or plan to convert to other religions is deplorable and unjust.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6] (Introduced 03/28/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/29/2006 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/29/2006 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Res.736 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (03/29/2006)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Condemns the enforcement of laws against apostasy.
Requests the President to continue to work with the government of Afghanistan to establish better protections for religious minorities, including converts to minority religions, and to enhance human rights protections in Afghanistan.
Calls upon the government of Afghanistan, and especially President Hamid Karzai, to continue to conform Afghan laws to Afghanistan's international human rights treaty obligations, thereby protecting from prosecution Afghan citizens who have converted or plan to convert to other religions.