Christian Science Monitor -- Obama must hold Myanmar's Thein Sein accountable for human rights violations

May 20, 2013


May 20, 2013| By William Shaw and M. Zuhdi Jasser , and Azizah al-Hibri

When President Obama meets with President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) today, he should emphasize Washington"s commitment to Myanmar"s progress, while stressing the importance of preventing discrimination and violence against ethnic minority Muslims and Christians.


When the president of Myanmar (Burma), Thein Sein , meets with President Obama at the White House today, he will undoubtedly stress how his government has taken steps toward democratic reform. Indeed, in recent years, Myanmar has released hundreds of religious and political prisoners. It has eased Internet and media controls. It has held limited parliamentary elections.

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