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100 STAT. 1232
PUBLIC LAW 99-488—OCT. 16, 1986
Public Law 99-488 99th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 16, 1986 [S.J. Res. 385]
To designate October 23, 1986, as "National Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day".
Whereas the antidemocratic Government of Hungary was installed and is supported by the Government of the Soviet Union; Whereas, on October 23, 1956, freedom fighters in Hungary attempted to establish a coalition government and free the people of Hungary from oppression by ending the political and economic domination of the people of Hungary by the Government of the Soviet Union; Whereas the continued oppression of the people of Hungary by the Government of the Soviet Union is a violation of the principles set forth in the Yalta Agreement of 1945, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, of which the Government of the Soviet Union is a signatory or under which such Government is otherwise obligated; Whereas the Congress supports the efforts of the people of all nations to assert the right of self-determination; and Whereas October 23, 1986, is the thirtieth anniversary of the uprising of the people of Hungary against the antidemocratic Government of Hungary: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 23, 1986, is designated "National Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day", and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 16, 1986.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 385: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 1, considered and passed House.