H.Res.730 - Urging the Government of Ukraine to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections on October 28, 2012, by adhering to democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process and releasing opposition leaders sentenced on politically motivated grounds.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 07/13/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/19/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.730 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/13/2012)
Demands that President Yanukovych and the government of Ukraine free former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and the other senior officials of the previous government currently in detention, and restore their full political and civil rights.
Urges Ukraine to: (1) ensure full respect of the legal and human rights of all prisoners sentenced on politically motivated grounds, including the right to medical care; and (2) meet its commitments on free and fair elections.
Calls for denying U.S. visas to Ukrainian officials involved in serious human rights abuses, anti-democratic actions, or corruption.
Supports: (1) the efforts of Ukrainian citizens to establish democracy based on the rule of law and respect for human rights; and (2) Ukraine's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.