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H.RES.601: Condemning the death sentence against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman accused of apostasy.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 81 (12 Democrats, 69 Republicans)
Introduced May 28, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Condemns the charge of apostasy and adultery of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan and her sentence of 100 lashes and the death penalty.

Calls for the release from prison of Ibrahim, her 20-month-old son, and newborn daughter.

Urges the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize granting Ibrahim asylum or refugee status.

Encourages U.S. efforts to support religious freedom within Sudan, including by requiring before normalizing relations or lifting certain sanctions that Sudan abide by international standards of freedom of religion or belief.

Recognizes that every individual should have the opportunity to practice his or her religion without fear of discrimination.

Reaffirms the commitment of the United State to end religious discrimination and to pursue policies that guarantee the basic human rights of all individuals.

Encourages the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International De...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
June 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
May 28, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 28, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs