S.Res.71 - A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of the Baha'i minority in Iran and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.111th Congress (2009-2010)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/09/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||12/01/2009 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S12088-12089) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.71 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (12/01/2009)
Condemns the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Calls on the government of Iran to release seven Baha'i leaders and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion, including: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, Mr. Vahid Tizfahm, Ms. Raha Sabet, Mr. Sasan Taqva, and Ms. Haleh Roohi.
Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with the international community, to condemn the government of Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of these prisoners.