March 10, 2021

Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK, today gave evidence before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the human rights atrocities committed by the Burmese army.

The hearing examined “The State of Democracy Around The World”.

Appealing for action by the United States, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon said:

“There is no shortage of measures which the United States can take, diplomatic, economic, humanitarian and legal. All that is needed is the political will.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has long supported our campaign and he once told us, everything that can be done must be done. If you haven’t done everything you can, you haven’t done enough.

On the streets in my country, young people come back onto the streets day after day despite knowing they could be shot. They put stickers on their phones with their blood type in case they are injured, and they put names of next of kin in case they are killed.

They are doing everything they can.

We are asking you to do everything you can to help people in Burma.”

Read the full testimony here.


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