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H.RES.28: Condemning the persecution of political opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko as well as other political prisoners, among them former internal affairs minister Yuri Lutsenko.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Condemns the verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko and requests that she be released from custody while the verdict is appealed.

Demands that Ukraine: (1) release all political prisoners and provide medical care to those that have been imprisoned; and (2) adhere to the principles of democracy and rule of law by respecting human rights, freedom of the press, and the protection of free speech and the right to peaceful assembly.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
Jan. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.