USCIRF has monitored religious freedom conditions in Burma since 2000.
“The international community must push back vigorously against the Tatmadaw…”
“I think we’ve seen people of different religious backgrounds, different ethnic backgrounds, coming together across the country.”
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“We remain concerned whether the Biden administration is still committed to putting religious freedom as a central principle in the United States’ foreign policy priorities.”
At least 20 children are reported to have been killed.
Myanmar’s military junta has put in place restrictive measures against international and local NGOs through financial instruments and channels.
“We are a nation of dreams. Our young have been living in hope. Let us not become a nation of senseless disappointment. Stop all killing.”
Christians frequently experience discrimination at the hands of radical Buddhists, especially since many Christians belong to ethnic minorities
“Democracy was the streak of hope for solving the problems of this once rich country. This time millions voted for democracy. Our people believe in peaceful transfer of power.”
“Who will take care of them?”
“We must live in a spirit of vigilance and prayer”, especially by praying for peace.
“We urge the Biden Administration to hold the Burmese military accountable for its genocidal actions against Rohingya refugees, especially considering the events that transpired over the past couple of days.”
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“I call on Burma’s military to immediately release the civilian political leaders of the country and turn back from this abyss.”
“We have to assume that the military is staging a coup.”