H.Res.601 - Condemning the death sentence against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman accused of apostasy.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 05/28/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/21/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.601 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/28/2014)
Condemns the charge of apostasy and adultery of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan and her sentence of 100 lashes and the death penalty.
Calls for the release from prison of Ibrahim, her 20-month-old son, and newborn daughter.
Urges the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize granting Ibrahim asylum or refugee status.
Encourages U.S. efforts to support religious freedom within Sudan, including by requiring before normalizing relations or lifting certain sanctions that Sudan abide by international standards of freedom of religion or belief.
Recognizes that every individual should have the opportunity to practice his or her religion without fear of discrimination.
Reaffirms the commitment of the United State to end religious discrimination and to pursue policies that guarantee the basic human rights of all individuals.
Encourages the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue their support for religious freedom initiatives.