U.S. Senate Passes S. Res. 139

The United States Senate on Tuesday, Dec. 26, b25994541_10155366727556025_4971907566410712929_ny unanimous consent, passed a Resolution condemning the Iranian government’s persecution of the Baha’is of Iran.

” … Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) condemns the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights;

(2) calls on the Government of Iran to immediately release the 5 imprisoned Baha’i leaders, the 7 imprisoned Baha’i educators, and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion;

(3) calls on the President and the Secretary of State, in cooperation with responsible nations, to immediately condemn the Government of Iran’s continued violation of human rights and demand the immediate release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion; and

(4) urges the President and the Secretary of State to utilize available authorities to impose sanctions on officials of the Government of Iran and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses, including abuses against the Baha’i community of Iran.”

Full text here:
https://www.congress.gov/…/115th…/senate-resolution/139/text

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