Day: July 28, 2011
Human Rights Action Center 3.August present :My Story-Former Burmese Child Soldier Hein Min Aung
Human Rights Action Center, working with the Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson presents:
Hein Min Aung, a former Burmese child soldier, has agreed to come to Washington to speak in Congress about his experiences a in the state-sponsored Burmese army. His story is representative of the tens of thousands of other untold stories of young boys conscripted into the Burmese army against their will. Mr. Aung will tell the story of his forced conscription into the army to his experiences in battle to his dangerous escape to Thailand, in the hopes of raising awareness in Congress about the plight of Burmese child soldiers.
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX30) has made human rights violations a priority of her foreign policy while in office. She is the sponsor of H.Con.Res 20, a resolution calling for Expressing the sense of Congress that the global use of child soldiers is unacceptable and that the international community should find remedies to end this practice.
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