Summary: S.Res.211 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/30/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on October 16, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns the violence and persecution in Chechnya.

Calls on:

  • Chechen officials to cease the abduction, detention, and torture of individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and hold accountable those involved in perpetrating such abuses;
  • the government of the Russian Federation to protect the human rights of all its citizens, condemn the violence and persecution, investigate the allegations in Chechnya, and hold accountable those involved in perpetrating such abuses; and
  • the U.S. government to continue to condemn the violence and persecution in Chechnya, demand the release of individuals wrongfully detained, and identify those individuals whose involvement in such violence qualifies for the imposition of sanctions under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 or the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Affirms the fundamental human rights to peaceful assembly, freedom of association and expression, and freedom from arbitrary detention and torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.