S.Res.80 - A resolution condemning 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.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] (Introduced 03/01/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/29/2012 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR S2276) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.80 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (03/29/2012)
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 specified imprisoned Baha'i leaders and all other prisoners held 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, and Mr. Navid Khanjani.
Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with the international community, to condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held on account of their religion, including the above-named individuals.
Urges the President and Secretary to utilize measures such as those available under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 and Executive Order 13553 to sanction Iranian government officials and other individuals directly responsible for human rights violations in Iran, including against the Baha'i community.