Friday, November 30, 2007

Public Hearing, "After the Saffron Revolution"...

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Public Hearing

After the Saffron Revolution: Religion, Repression, and the U.S. Policy Options for Burma

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200
Nov. 28, 2007

Judith Ingram, Communications Director,
(202) 523-3240, ext. 127

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom will hold a public hearing to examine how religious freedom abuses perpetuated by the Burmese military contribute to violent repression of peaceful dissent, ongoing abuses against ethnic minorities, and regional instability. The hearing also will assess recent U.N. diplomatic efforts as well as U.S. policy options for bringing about democratic change in Burma.

The witnesses are:

• Paul Rush, F24 News, an eyewitness to the demonstrations and subsequent crackdown
• Ashin Nayaka, Columbia University, an exiled Burmese monk and Buddhist scholar
• Aung Din, US Campaign on Burma
• Chris Lewa, Arakan Project
• Salai Bawi Lian, Chin Human Rights Organization
• Michael Green, Center for Strategic and International Studies
• Jared Genser, Freedom Now


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