Senate Simple Resolution 578
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 14, 2020
Overview
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Introduced
May 14, 2020
Latest Action
May 14, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
578
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Summary

This resolution condemns Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the international covenants on human rights. Further, it calls on Iran to immediately release all imprisoned or detained Baha'is, and it urges the President and the Department of State to impose sanctions on Iranian officials and others who are responsible for serious human rights abuses, including abuses against Iran's Baha'i community.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/14/2020
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S2455-2456)
05/14/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 15, 2020 4:27:21 AM
Updated
Dec 12, 2020 6:12:32 AM