S.Res. 80 (112th): A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Introduced:
Mar 01, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sponsor
Mark Kirk
Junior Senator from Illinois
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 29, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 75 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 20, 2013

H.Res. 134 (identical)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jan 01, 2013

 
Status

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 29, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Progress
Introduced Mar 01, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 27, 2012
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Mar 29, 2012
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
30 cosponsors (19D, 10R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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Notes

S.Res. stands for Senate simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/29/2012--Passed Senate amended.
Condemns the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Calls on the government of Iran to release seven specified imprisoned Baha'i leaders and all other prisoners held on account of their religion, including: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, Mr. Vahid Tizfahm, Ms. Raha Sabet, and Mr. Navid Khanjani.
Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with the international community, to condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held on account of their religion, including the above-named individuals.
Urges the President and Secretary to utilize measures such as those available under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 and Executive Order 13553 to sanction Iranian government officials and other individuals directly responsible for human rights violations in Iran, including against the Baha'i community.

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