S.Res.421 - A resolution calling on the Government of Afghanistan to uphold freedom of religion and urging the Government of the United States to promote religious freedom in Afghanistan.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 04/04/2006)|
|Latest Action:||04/04/2006 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2842-2843; text: CR S2843; text of measure as introduced: CR S2805-2806) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.421 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (04/04/2006)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
States that the Senate: (1) recognizes freedom of religion as a central tenet of democracy; (2) respects the right of the people of Afghanistan to self-government, while urging the government of Afghanistan to respect all universally recognized human rights; (3) condemns the arrest of Abdul Rahman and other instances of religious persecution in Afghanistan; (4) commends the dropping of charges against Abdul Rahman; and (5) urges the government of Afghanistan to consider the importance of religious freedom in the broader U.S.-Afghanistan relationship.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President and the President's representatives should: (1) raise concerns at the highest levels with the government of Afghanistan regarding the violations of internationally recognized human rights, including the right to freedom of religion or belief; and (2) ensure that the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 for Afghanistan fully addresses the issue of religious persecution in that country, including the arrest of Abdul Rahman.