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Senate Committee on Foreign Relations receives bill aimed at ending religious persecution in China

U.S. Senate bill 3164, the proposed Combating the Persecution of Religious Groups in China Act, calls on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to unconditionally release religious and political prisoners and ensure that detainees who have not yet been released are treated humanely with access to families, lawyers, medical care and international monitoring, as well as the ability to practice their faith. It also requests that the United National Human Rights Council formally condemn China for the ongoing genocide against more than 1 million, mostly Muslim Uyghurs, and other religious and ethnic minority groups. The bill has been forwarded to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.