H.Res.672 - Calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to release imprisoned bloggers and respect Internet freedom.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] (Introduced 07/23/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/21/2009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
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Summary: H.Res.672 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (10/21/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Supports the right of the citizens of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to access websites of their choosing and to have the freedom to share and publish information over the Internet.
Calls on Vietnam to: (1) repeal Circular 07, Article 88, and similar statutes that restrict the Internet, so as to be in line with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Vietnam is a signatory; (2) become a responsible member state of the international community by respecting individuals' freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of political association; and (3) release all political prisoners, including but not limited to 18 named bloggers and cyber activists.