Sunday, April 1, 2012

Resettled Ethnic Refugees in the U.S. Call for Greater Action to End Systematic Human Rights Abuses against Ethnic People of Burma

Thanks to all who signed the petition! With the help of the resettled refugee communities from 67 cities in 29 states, we were able to gather nearly 5,000 signatures urging Ambassador Mitchell to use his position as the U.S. Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma to pressure the Burmese regime to stop committing widespread and systematic human rights abuses against ethnic people. 

Today, the petition was delivered to Ambassador Mitchell in his office at the U.S. Department of State by Aung Din and Myra Dahgaypaw, Executive Director and Campaign Coordinator respectively for USCB, and Gum San Maung, President of the Kachin National Organization U.S.A. This petition was signed by 8 ethnic nationalities including Chin, Arakan, Kachin, Shan, Karenni, Mon, Burman and Karen.
Click here to read the press release and the letter to Ambassador Mitchell. 
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