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H.Res. 416: Condemning Communist China’s discrimination, harassment, imprisonment, torture, and execution of its prisoners of conscience, and supporting the Tuidang movement whereby Chinese citizens renounce their ties to... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Sep 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Condemning Communist China's discrimination, harassment, imprisonment, torture, and execution of its prisoners of conscience, and supporting the Tuidang movement whereby Chinese citizens renounce their ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Whereas according to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ``Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance''; Whereas Communist China is an original party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Whereas according to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom's (USCIRF) 2011 Annual Report, in Communist China, ``the government actively restricts, harasses, detains, and imprisons: groups that are not registered, or will not register, for political or theological reasons; individuals who publicly organize legal, media, or popular defense of religious freedom; and groups or leaders deemed to threaten the Communist Party.''; Whereas according to the USCIRF 2011 Annual Report, the Chinese Government, ``supports extralegal security forces to suppress the activities of so- called `cult' organizations, actively harasses, imprisons, tortures, and disappears advocates for greater religious freedom, destroys unregistered religious venues, and severely restricts online access to religious information and the authority of religious communities to choose their own leadership and parents to teach their children religion.''; Whereas according to the United States Department of State's 2010 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, in the last...

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