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H.Con.Res. 218 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the imprisonment and treatment by the Government of the Soviet Union of Mart Niklus, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 1982 (Passed Congress).

CONCURRENT R E S O L U T I O N S — J U N E 23, 1982            96 STAT. 2647

Whereas Mart Niklus has been harassed by Soviet authorities for
  twenty-two years, arrested numerous times, imprisoned, and
  refused permission to emigrate to Sweden;
Whereas in January 1981, Mart Niklus was sentenced to imprison-
  ment for ten years for writing and circulating materials related
  to, among other things, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the trial
  of the chairman of the Lithuanian Helsinki Group and others, and
  for listening to the Voice of America;
Whereas Mart Niklus is a prominent scientist and linguist, a trans-
  lator of scientific works and a writer, and is a leading Baltic
  human rights activist; and
Whereas Mart Niklus is in ill health in a special regime labor camp
  and is in need of immediate medical attention: Now, therefore, be
  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That it is the sense of the Congress that the President, acting
directly or through the Secretary of State, should—
       (1) continue to express at every suitable opportunity and in
     the strongest terms the opposition of the United States Govern-
     ment to the imprisonment and treatment of Mart Niklus; and
       (2) urge the Government of the Soviet Union to—
             (A) release Mart Niklus from imprisonment and provide
          him with proper medical care, and
             (B) permit Mart Niklus to emigrate to Sweden to join a
          relative there in accordance with the Final Act of the
          Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the
          Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Interna-
          tional Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and
       (3) inform the Government of the Soviet Union that the
     Government of the United States, in evaluating its relations
     with other countries, will take into account the extent to which
     such countries honor their commitments under international
     law, especially commitments with respect to the protection of
     human rights.
  SEC. 2. The Clerk of the House shall transmit a copy of this
concurrent resolution to the President with the request that he
further transmit such copy to the Ambassador of the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics to the United States.
  Agreed to June 21, 1982.

  1983-1985 A N D R E V I S I O N F O R F I S C A L Y E A R 1982         June 23, i982
                                                                        [S. Con. Res. 92]
  Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring).
That the Congress hereby determines and declares that the Second
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 1982 is hereby
revised, the First Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal
Year 1983 is hereby established, and the appropriate budgetary
levels for fiscal years 1984 and 1985 are hereby set forth.
  (a) The following budgetary levels are appropriate for the fiscal
years beginning on October 1,1981, October 1,1982, October 1,1983,
and October 1,1984: