Cassidy Cosponsors Bill to Promote Human Rights in Vietnam
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) cosponsored the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation promoting human rights in Vietnam and imposing sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals complicit in human rights abuses.
“The people of Vietnam deserve fair treatment from their government. If we are to continue forging a stronger relationship with Vietnam, we must know they will respect their citizens’ basic human rights,” said Senator Cassidy. “It is important we hold leadership in Vietnam accountable for their record of human rights abuses.”
This bill was introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and is also cosponsored by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
The Vietnam Human Rights Sanction Act would:
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