US Senators Want UN Investigation of Burma

July 31, 2010, Irrawaddy news,

A group of 32 US senators is urging the Obama administration to support a United Nations investigation into possible war crimes in military-run Burma.

The Republican and Democratic senators said in a letter sent on Friday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the creation of such a UN commission would help convince Burma “that we are serious about our commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law” in the country.

Burma has been accused of using child soldiers, destroying minority villages and using rape as a weapon of war.

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