H.Res.556 - Condemning the Government of Iran for its continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] (Introduced 02/17/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||03/01/2012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/01/2012 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Res.556 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/01/2012)
Condemns Iran for its systemic violations of the human rights of the Iranian people, including the state-sponsored persecution of religious minorities in Iran, and its continued failure to uphold its international obligations, including with respect to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.Calls on Iran to exonerate and release Youcef Nadarkhani and all other individuals held or charged on account of their religious or political beliefs.
Calls on the Administration to designate Iranian officials for human rights abuses.
Reaffirms that freedom of religious practice is a universal human right and a fundamental individual freedom that every government must protect.