HR 1714

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1714

To promote human rights and democracy in Iran.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2011

Mr. DOLD (for himself and Mr. DEUTCH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To promote human rights and democracy in Iran.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. MANDATORY INVESTIGATIONS TO IDENTIFY PERSONS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OR COMPLICIT IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES COMMITTED AGAINST CITIZENS OF IRAN OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER THE JUNE 12, 2009, ELECTIONS IN IRAN.

SEC. 5. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE TRANSFER OF GOODS OR TECHNOLOGIES TO IRAN THAT MAY BE USED TO COMMIT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

SEC. 6. IRAN FREEDOM SUPPORT ACT REAUTHORIZATION.

SEC. 7. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN IRAN.

SEC. 8. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON POLITICAL PRISONERS.

SEC. 9. COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY TO PROMOTE INTERNET FREEDOM AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN IRAN.

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