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US Senate Committee Takes Aim at Burma for Atrocities Against Rohingya

Expand A view of the Capitol Building in Washington October 15, 2013. © 2013 Reuters In a unanimous vote yesterday, Republicans and Democrats in a key US Senate committee joined to support important new legislation to address the appalling deterioration in Burma’s human rights record over the past year, in particular rampant abuses against the Rohingya Muslim population. The vote demonstrated a broad bipartisan consensus that a shift is needed in US policy toward Burma. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act and passed it out…

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