Summary: H.Res.227 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/29/2015)

Condemns the murder of Boris Nemtsov and the climate of fear, hatred, and impunity that surrounds this and other political murders in Russia.

Offers condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Boris Nemtsov.

Expresses solidarity with the people of Russia who are struggling against great odds to build a freer, more just, and prosperous future.

Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to support Russia's democratic opposition.

Calls on:

  • the President to make greater use of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act,
  • the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to invoke the Moscow Mechanism and conduct an international investigation into Boris Nemtsov's murder, and
  • the government of Russia to establish a Commission of Inquiry consistent with U.N. guidelines and to cooperate with any international investigation or assessment of Boris Nemtsov's murder.