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US Circulates Draft Resolution on Burma Human Rights


The United States is circulating a draft resolution in the UN Security Council calling on Burma's military government to improve the human rights situation in the country.

News agencies that obtained a draft of the resolution say it does not call for sanctions, but urges Burma's military to stop attacks and abuses inflicted on civilians. It also calls for the release of all political prisoners and for improved political freedoms.

Washington first proposed the resolution last month, saying the military government's human rights abuses represent a threat to regional security.

Burmese officials had said such a resolution would amount to UN interference in Burma's internal affairs.

The UN General Assembly committee has already approved a resolution saying Burma's government has refused to investigate widespread human rights violations.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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