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H.RES.109: Condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mike Grimm, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 172 (99 Democrats, 74 Republicans)
Introduced March 12, 2013
Latest Major Action June 19, 2014
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Bill Summary

Condemns Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Calls on Iran to release all prisoners held solely on account of their religion.

Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with responsible nations, to condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion.

Urges the President and Secretary to impose sanctions on Iranian government officials and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses, including abuses against the Baha'i community of Iran.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 19, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Unanimous Consent .
June 19, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.