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S.RES.453: A resolution 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 Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 30 (9 Democrats, 21 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2014
Latest Major Action June 3, 2014
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Bill Summary

Condemns the charge of apostasy and death sentence of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and calls for the release of her and her children.

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

Urges the government of Sudan to ensure that the drafting process for the new constitution includes civil society leaders and representatives of all major political parties in order to ensure freedom of religion, respect for human rights, and recognition of Sudan as a multireligious, multiethnic, and multicultural nation.

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

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

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3384)
June 3, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3384)
June 3, 2014 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
May 21, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3241-3242)