February 26, 2008


U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Junta Supporters (Abid Aslam, 2/25/08, IPS)

The U.S. government on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on businesses and individuals tied to Burma's military rulers and urged stronger international pressure for democratic change in the country, also known as Myanmar.

"The situation in Burma remains deplorable," President George W. Bush said in a statement highlighting "severe human rights abuses by the Burmese Army, including burning down homes and killing civilians."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2008 7:31 AM
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