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H.Res. 524: Calling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately end any form of human rights violations against political prisoners and prisoners of free speech, and for other purposes.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jul 25, 2019 (Introduced).


IV

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 524

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2019

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Calling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately end any form of human rights violations against political prisoners and prisoners of free speech, and for other purposes.

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

calls on the United Arab Emirates to immediately end any form of human rights violations, such as torture, the denial of access to health care, or the absence of fair trials, committed against political prisoners or individuals imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of speech;

(2)

calls for the immediate closure, with or without the prior withdrawal of forces of the United Arab Emirates from Yemen, of any secret jail under the control of the United Arab Emirates in Yemen; and

(3)

expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that any individual, including any member of the armed services, of the United Arab Emirates involved in war crimes against prisoners or torture should be appropriately prosecuted by that country.