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Eyewitnesses to 2003 Burma Crackdown Call on UN to Investigate


A group of eyewitnesses to a Burmese government crackdown on opposition supporters in 2003 has written an open letter to the United Nations to ask that those responsible be brought to justice.

The group, now living in the United States in Fort Wayne, Indiana, wants the United Nations to investigate the crackdown in the village of Depayin on May 30th, 2003.

Witnesses to the event say government troops arrested more than 100 people gathered for a rally in support of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi herself was taken into custody during the incident and remains under house
arrest.

The eyewitnesses call on the UN Security Council to pass a binding resolution to facilitate national reconciliation and democratic reforms in their homeland.

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