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Official Title as Introduced

Recognizing the life of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died on February 23, 2010, in the custody of the Government of Cuba, and calling for a continued focus on the promotion of internationally recognized human rights, listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Cuba.

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03/11/2010Introduced in House

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03/11/2010Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/11/2010Introduced in House
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 03/11/2010

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House Foreign Affairs03/11/2010 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/11/2010)

Recognizes the life of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, whose death on February 23, 2010, highlights the lack of democracy in Cuba and the injustice of the treatment of more than 200 political prisoners by the government of Cuba.

Calls for the release of all political prisoners in Cuba.

Pays tribute to the courageous citizens of Cuba who are suffering abuses for engaging in peaceful efforts to exercise their basic human rights.

Supports freedom of speech and the rights of journalists and bloggers in Cuba to express their views without government interference and intimidation.

Calls on the United States to pursue policies that focus on respect for the fundamental tenets of freedom, democracy, and human rights in Cuba and encourage peaceful democratic change consistent with the aspirations of the people of Cuba.