United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Burma this week. The trip marks the first visit to the country by a U.S. secretary of state in more than 50 years.
United to End Genocide joined a dozen human rights organizations in sending a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton in advance of her trip. Released today, the letter urges Secretary Clinton “to prioritize securing an end to the egregious crimes against humanity the Burmese Army continues to commit against ethnic minority civilians.” Read the letter.
Burma (renamed Myanmar by the military junta) is of ongoing concern to UEG given decades of gross human rights abuses. Reports from Physicians for Human Rights, the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School and others indicate that crimes against humanity have been perpetrated by the regime.