H.Res. 171: Condemning the Republic of the Sudan for its actions to pardon Mubarak Mustafa, who was responsible for the ...

...escape of two men convicted of the assassination of John Granville on January 1, 2008, and calling on the United States Department of S

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 18, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 171

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 18, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Engel, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Stockman, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Israel, Mr. Owens, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Faleomavaega, Ms. Bass, and Ms. Meng) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Condemning the Republic of the Sudan for its actions to pardon Mubarak Mustafa, who was responsible for the escape of two men convicted of the assassination of John Granville on January 1, 2008, and calling on the United States Department of State to continue to include Sudan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Whereas John Granville was a Fulbright Scholar and Peace Corps volunteer who became a career diplomat for the United States Agency for International Development;

Whereas in 2007, John Granville was working in the Republic of the Sudan to facilitate free elections in the war-torn country;

Whereas on January 1, 2008, John Granville and his driver Abdel Rahman Abbas were brutally murdered by Islamic extremists in Khartoum, Sudan;

Whereas on June 24, 2009, four men, Abdelraouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza, Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad, and Mohanad Osman Yousif Mohamed, were convicted for their involvement in the plotting and execution of the assassination;

Whereas on June 10, 2010, these four men escaped prison in Sudan through the aid of Mubarak Mustafa;

Whereas two of the four men, Haj Hamad, and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, remain at-large;

Whereas the President of Sudan granted a pardon to Mubarak Mustafa;

Whereas the United States Department of State has issued a strong condemnation of the pardon of Mubarak Mustafa; and

Whereas the United States Department of State has authorized a $5,000,000 payment through their Rewards for Justice Program for information that leads to the capture of either of the escaped prisoners: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives

(1)

condemns in the strongest terms the Government of the Republic of the Sudan’s pardon of Mubarak Mustafa for his role in allowing the men convicted of the assassination of John Granville to escape imprisonment; and

(2)

calls on the United States Department of State to continue to list Sudan on the state sponsors of terrorism list until such time as the men convicted of the assassination of John Granville are apprehended and the pardon of Mubarak Mustafa is repealed.