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Passed House without amendment (05/06/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

States that the House of Representatives urges the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the United Nations, the European Union, and the Association of South East Asian Nations to work for: (1) unrestricted access to Laos by international election monitors and international human rights organizations; (2) the rights of opposition political parties and their candidates to run for public office and for all adult citizens of Laos to vote; (3) the right of the citizens to assemble, protest, and to organize; (4) the cessation of all acts of violence against the Hmong population; (5) the release of those jailed in connection with the 1999 pro-democracy demonstrations; and (6) the promotion of religious freedom in Laos.