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Marco Rubio, Senators Urge Joe Biden Protect Democracy in Myanmar

On February 1, the Burmese armed forces, also known as Tatmadaw, overturned the results of Burma’s November 2020 elections. They seized power in a military coup and detained the country’s democratically elected leaders, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Previously, multiple international bodies, as well as investigators associated with the U.S. Department of State, have determined that there is evidence that the military-led abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma constitute crimes against humanity and genocide.

Marco Rubio, Senators Urge Trump Administration to Support Burma’s Elections

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in sending a letter to U.S. State Sec. Mike Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green, asking them to ensure that the administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020.
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