H.Res. 484 (112th): Calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to respect basic human rights and cease abusing vague national security provisions such as articles 79 and 88 of the Vietnamese penal code which are often the pretext to arrest and detain citizens who peacefully advocate for religious and political freedom.

Dec 06, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Loretta Sanchez
Representative for California's 47th congressional district
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Sep 11, 2012
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Introduced Dec 06, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 06, 2011
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Sep 11, 2012

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29 cosponsors (22D, 7R) (show)

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9/11/2012--Passed House amended.
Condemns the crackdown in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam against community organizers, bloggers, and democracy activists.
Calls on the government of Vietnam to: (1) repeal articles 79 and 88 of the Vietnamese penal code and similar vague national security measures used to persecute peaceful political dissent; and (2) release all political prisoners, especially activists, writers, and bloggers who have been detained or sentenced under articles 79 and 88.
Urges the Department of State to monitor rule of law developments in Vietnam to help ensure that Vietnamese laws are administered in ways that are consistent with Vietnam's international human rights commitments.

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