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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-204—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1411

(3) cease the official harassment of individuals who wish to emigrate, practice their religion, exercise their cultural rights, or engage in free intellectual pursuits. SEC. 1203. SYSTEMATIC NONDELIVERY OF INTERNATIONAL MAIL ADDRESSED TO CERTAIN PERSONS RESIDING WITHIN THE SOVIET UNION.

It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the President should express to the Government of the Soviet Union the disapproval of the United States regarding the systematic nondelivery of international mail; and (2) at the Congress of the Universal Postal Union in Washing- International ton, District of Columbia, in 1989, the Department of State organizations. should bring to the attention of other member countries of the Universal Postal Union patterns of nondelivery of international mail by the Soviet Union contrary to the Acts of the Universal Postal Union and the delegation of the United States should ask other member countries to support the adoption of amendments to the Universal Postal Convention and other measures to encourage improved postal performance by the Soviet Union. SEC. 1204. UNITED STATES POLICY AGAINST PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE SOVIET UNION.

Human rights.

It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the President should continue to express to the governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Eastern European countries the deep concern and opposition of the United States with respect to the harassment of Christians and other religious believers; (2) the governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics International and Eastern European countries should comply with their organizations, commitments under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Madrid Concluding Document; and (3) the governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Eastern European countries should immediately cease persecuting individuals on the basis of their faith and should afford Christians and other believers their internationaly recognized right to freedom of religion. SEC. 1205. OBSERVANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ROMANIA OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF HUNGARIANS IN TRANSYLVANIA. The Congress deplores activities of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania restricting the internationaly recognized human rights of Hungarians and other nationalities in Transylvania and elsewhere in Romania. SEC. 1206. SELF-DETERMINATION OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE BALTIC STATES OF ESTONIA, LATVIA, AND LITHUANIA.

It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the continuing desire and right of the people of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for freedom and independence from the Soviet Union should be recognized; and (2) the President should— (A) direct world attention to the right of self-determination of the people of the Baltic States by issuing on July 26,

Human rights.