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Senate Passes Obama Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations In Zimbabwe


Location: Washington, DC

Senate Passes Obama Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement following the Senate's passage of a resolution he introduced to condemn the Zimbabwean government for repressive and violent actions against its people. Obama introduced the resolution, (S.Con.Res.25), in March 2007.

"The Senate condemns the horrific violations of human rights perpetrated by the Mugabe regime," said Senator Obama. "For years, the Mugabe government has violently suppressed legitimate opposition parties and ignored the welfare of its own citizens. The United States must continue to pressure the Mugabe regime to allow Zimbabweans to pursue their hopes for legitimate political change and work with the international community to help all Zimbabweans forge a better future for their nation."

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