TLHRC Co-Chairs join 396 members of the House of Representatives to condemn the coup d’état in Burma
Washington, D.C. - Today, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) joined 396 of their colleagues in the House of Representatives to condemn the February coup d’état in Burma.
Sponsored by TLHRC member Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI), H.Res. 134 calls for, "Condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military detention of civilian leaders, calling for the release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in Parliament to resume their duties, and for other purposes."
The resolution calls on the Tatmadaw to release those arbitrarily detained and restore the democratically elected government. It also calls on the administration to take action to hold the Burmese military accountable, including through targeted, multilateral economic sanctions, and ensure that U.S. based social media companies not allow their platforms to be used as vehicles for disinformation campaigns or advocating violence against the Burmese people.