April 9, 2012

Don't Lift Sanctions on Burma Yet

Tom Andrews, Washington Post

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Last Sunday international election monitors and media outlets reported a remarkable event in Burma. Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — who spent years under house arrest, and sometimes in prison, fighting for democracy and justice — was elected to parliament. All week, calls have grown for all economic sanctions and international pressure on the Burmese regime to be lifted.

Heeding these calls would be a serious mistake.

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TAGGED: Burma, Myanmar, Kachins


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