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Laura Bush: Pressure Burma’s junta to stop human rights abuses

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Joyce N. Boghosian

Former US first lady Laura Bush called for new international pressure on Myanmar in order to force its military leaders to stop human rights abuses.

Laura Bush urges efforts to stop Myanmar repression

Sunday, June 28, 2009 – 06:40

France 24

Former US first lady Laura Bush called for new international pressure on Myanmar in order to force its military leaders to stop human rights abuses.

“With UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon planning to visit Burma this summer, it is crucial that he press the regime to take immediate steps to end human rights abuses, particularly in ethnic minority areas,” the spouse of former president George W. Bush wrote in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post.

“There have been 38 UN resolutions condemning these abuses, yet the horrors continue unabated,” she pointed out. “Under the junta’s brutal rule, too many lives have been wasted, lives whose talents could have helped all of Burma prosper.”

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 64, is being held in jail on charges of violating her house arrest after American John Yettaw swam to her lakeside house earlier this year. She faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

She has spent 13 of the past 19 years in detention since the ruling generals refused to recognise the landslide victory of her National League for Democracy party (NLD) in 1990 elections.

Bush hails Aung San Suu Kyi’s “continued example of civil courage,” saying that it reminded Americans of the desire of people around the world to live in freedom.

“We should all share her hope — and add our voices to those who risk so much to protest tyranny and injustice in Burma and beyond,” Bush said, referring to Myanmar by its former name.

http://www.france24.com/en/20090628-laura-bush-urges-efforts-stop-myanmar-repression

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Laura Bush calls for Myanmar pressure

Published: June 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM

UPI.com

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) — Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush says the international community must unite to pressure Myanmar to put an end to human rights abuses.Writing Sunday in an opinions piece for The Washington Post, Bush said the courage of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in standing up to country’s regime despite years of house arrest is a “continued example of civil courage.”

“Leaders from around the world — including the United States — have called forcefully for the junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi and the 2,100 other political prisoners it is holding,” she wrote, “but the world must do more than express concern.”

The former first lady said the United Nations Security Council should refer leaders of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to the International Criminal Court for war crimes as it did Sudan for the alleged genocide in Darfur.

“With U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planning to visit Burma this summer, it is crucial that he press the regime to take immediate steps to end human rights abuses, particularly in ethnic minority areas,” Bush wrote. “There have been 38 U.N. resolutions condemning these abuses, yet the horrors continue unabated.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/28/Laura-Bush-calls-for-Mynamar-pressure/UPI-41141246212516/

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

June 29, 2009 at 3:20 am

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