Summary: S.Res.139 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (12/21/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on December 11, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Calls on such government to immediately release the five imprisoned Baha'i leaders, the seven imprisoned Baha'i educators, and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion

Urges the President and the Department of State to: (1) condemn the Iranian government's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion, and (2) impose sanctions on Iranian officials and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses.