(CNSNews.com) – The U.N. Security Council came under fresh calls Thursday to take action on Burma.
Hundreds of lawmakers from 29 countries urged the world body’s most powerful organ to pass a resolution setting up an inquiry into human rights violations and imposing a global arms embargo on the military junta.
The appeal, on International Human Rights Day, came as Burmese opposition groups warned that with controversial elections coming up next year, the country’s “most dangerous days” lay ahead.
Four months ago, the Security Council issued a brief “press statement” on Burma whose strongest language was the expression of “serious concern” about the conviction and sentencing of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Council press statements are weaker than presidential statements, and do not become part of the official record. Continue reading “U.N. Security Council Criticized for Failure to Act Against Abuses in Burma”
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