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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced the "Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act" (S.1186) to take nonviolent action to end Myanmar's genocide against the Rohingya and crimes against humanity directed at other ethnic minorities in Burma (Myanmar).

Ask your U.S. senators to support and co-sponsor the "Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act" (S.1186) today.

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The "Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act" (S.1186) would:

  • Authorize numerous nonviolent steps, but no use of force;
  • Block U.S. assistance to the Burmese military while it is engaged in the current abuses;
  • Authorize desperately needed humanitarian assistance for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees;
  • Hold Burmese military officials accountable for their crimes via economic sanctions and visa denials;
  • Reinstate import restrictions on "genocide gems" jade and rubies, whose extraction and trade is dominated by Burmese military business interests.

Click here to urge your U.S. senators to support and co-sponsor the "Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act" (S.1186) today.

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