Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

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The installation of the Union Government in 2011 and the undertaking of initial reforms have raised the prospects for the resumption of a democratically elected civilian government in Burma after five decades of military rule. The release of Burma's political prisoners has a central role in U.S. policy and Burma's political future. Many of the U.S. sanctions on Burma were implemented after Burma's ruling military junta suppressed protests and detained many political prisoners. In addition, the removal of many of the existing U.S. sanctions requires the release of
all political prisoners in Burma.

Creator(s): Martin, Michael F.
Location(s): Myanmar
Creation Date: April 24, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Martin, Michael F.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 24, 2012
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Myanmar
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The installation of the Union Government in 2011 and the undertaking of initial reforms have raised the prospects for the resumption of a democratically elected civilian government in Burma after five decades of military rule. The release of Burma's political prisoners has a central role in U.S. policy and Burma's political future. Many of the U.S. sanctions on Burma were implemented after Burma's ruling military junta suppressed protests and detained many political prisoners. In addition, the removal of many of the existing U.S. sanctions requires the release of
all political prisoners in Burma.

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17 pages.

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