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Thousands of Refugees Flee Regime Attacks   :)





Phone Call for Human RightsTelephone Jason Wiens, who handles foreign affairs for your Congressperson Jerry Moran at (202) 225-2715. 





Easy instructions here.




http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1189/t/8252/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1141859&t=





We need your help for a few minutes.

Over the weekend, Burma's military regime began bombing (with shells/mortar rounds) villages of Karen people in eastern Burma. Thousands of refugees are streaming out of the area, over the Moei river and into Thailand.

We received some photos of people fleeing, yesterday, and released them to the media. Indiscriminately targeting peoples' homes and lives is a crime against humanity and war crime, illegal under international law.

Over recent years, Burma's regime has decimated over 3,300 villages and forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes. Regime troops destroy food supplies, hospitals/clinics, schools, and even cooking pots.

 

Yet, the UN Security Council has not acted to stop these attacks, even though they investigated and took action in similar situations in Yugoslavia (former), Rwanda, and Darfur.

Right now, two leading members of Congress are organizing a letter to President Obama that urges him to take action to stop these attacks once and for all, and bring the perpetrators -- the Burmese regime -- to justice.

Can you help us by calling Jason Wiens at (202) 225-2715, who handles foreign affairs for your Congressperson Jerry Moran, to ask if Rep. Moran will add their name to the letter? All the instructions you need are right here.

Already, 35 members of Congress have signed this letter, but we need many more to make an impact.

Also, Sign a petition   :)

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/free_aung_san_suu_kyi/


If you have already called, please call again and follow-up until your Congressperson signs on. We know the Burmese regime pays a great deal of attention to the UN Security Council, because senior diplomats, who have met with regime leaders, have told us first-hand.

After you make your calls, please write to us, right away (at mikejen@uscampaignforburma.org) to let us know how your call went.

Sincerely,

Mike Haack, Jeremy Woodrum


Background Articles

Aid group: 3,000 villagers flee Myanmar shelling
Associated Press

Rights Group Warns of Clashes in Burma
Voice of America

 

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma:

Become a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma.

Or, make a tax-deductible donation today.

U.S. Campaign for Burma (UCSB)   :)

http://uscampaignforburma.org/



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