S.Res.451 - A resolution recalling the Government of China's forcible dispersion of those peaceably assembled in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, in light of China's continued abysmal human rights record.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 05/15/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/04/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3430-3431) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.451 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (06/04/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Expresses sympathy to the families of those killed, tortured, and imprisoned for their participation in the June 1989 democracy gathering in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China.
Commends all peaceful advocates for democracy and human rights in China.
Condemns the ongoing human rights abuses by China.
Calls on China to: (1) release all prisoners of conscience, including persons still in prison for their participation in the 1989 pro-democracy gatherings; (2) allow those people exiled for their activities to return to live in freedom in China; and (3) cease the harassment, detention, and imprisonment of Chinese citizens exercising their freedoms of expression, association, and religion.
Calls upon the U.S. representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council to introduce a resolution calling for an examination of China's human rights practices.