Citing ominous warning signs of genocide in Burma, United to Genocide sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for urgent action by the United States including leadership in the United Nations toward establishing a UN observer mission to deter escalation and an international Commission of Inquiry to hold those who are inciting and perpetrating ethnically and religiously targeted violence to account. In the letter, United to End Genocide’s President Tom Andrews highlights recent warnings of the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, adding that the international response is “wholly inadequate given the escalation of violence and the disturbing track record of the government of Burma.”

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Kurt Campbell has been invested in lifiting sanctions in Burma, despite human rights abuses. AFP/Getty Images

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