South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 4422


House Resolution
Sponsors: Rep. Caskey
Document Path: LC-0233HDB-HDB23.docx

Introduced in the House on May 3, 2023
Adopted by the House on May 3, 2023

Summary: Iranian uprising, statement of support


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
5/3/2023 House Introduced and adopted (House Journal-page 11)

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supporting the people of iran who have been bravely protesting for their fundamental rights and freedoms in recent years, particularly since september 2022.


Whereas, recent Iranian protests are rooted in the more than four decades of organized resistance against the Iranian dictatorship, led by women who have endured torture, sexual and gender-based violence, and death; and


Whereas, the Iranian people have been deprived of their fundamental freedoms, so they are rejecting monarchic dictatorship and religious tyranny, as evident in their protest slogans; and


Whereas, the Iranian regime has also arbitrarily and brutally suppressed ethnic and religious minorities, including Iranian Kurds, Baluchis, Arabs, Christians, Jews, Baha'is, Zoroastrians, and even Sunni Muslims, and deprived them of their fundamental human rights, and has, in many cases, executed them; and


Whereas, the American people support the Iranian people's desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear Republic of Iran. This sympathy was manifested in absolute majority support in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress for H.Res.100, where it noted "support for the opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi's 10-point plan for the future of Iran, which calls for the universal right to vote, free elections, and a market economy, and advocates gender, religious, and ethnic equality, a foreign policy based on peaceful coexistence, and a non-nuclear Iran." This Jeffersonian platform righteously deserves the backing of every American; and


Whereas, the House of Representatives stands in solidarity with the people of Iran and support their aspirations for a democratic and secular republic government that respects human rights and the dignity of all individuals. Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:


That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, support the people of Iran who have been bravely protesting for their fundamental rights and freedoms in recent years, particularly since September 2022.


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