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Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Reviews U.S. sanctions against Burma and Burma’s promises to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013.   Confusion reigns as to whether political prisoners are being released or whether political opponents of the regime continue to be arrested.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Reviews situation of political prisoners in Burma, including current estimates of numbers, information on prisoner releases by government authorities, and status of U.S. sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43035.pdf

Describes the shift of U.S. policy toward Burma since 2011, when the quasi-civilian government took control of the country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Burma

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42939.pdf

Provides a brief history of U.S. policy towards Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an overview of actions taken to waive or ease those sanctions by the Obama Administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Burma

Categories: Asia,Burma,Democracy/Peace

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41336.pdf

This report provides a brief history of U.S. policy toward Burma and the development of U.S. sanctions, a topical summary of those sanctions, and an examination of additional sanctions that have been considered but not enacted by Congress.  It also discusses the recent easing of some of those sanctions and provisions under which additional sanctions could be removed.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Examines reform moves in Burma including estimates of the number of political prisoners being held in Burma and what must be done by Burmese authorities to bring about the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R42363_20120301.pdf

Discusses the number and importance of political prisoners in Burma for the hopes of restoring democratic rule to the country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2011

Categories: Burma,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_rfa_fr_2011.pdf

Provides information on the number of persons admitted to the U.S. as refugees or granted asylum in 2011.  A total of 56,384 refugees were admitted ;  Burma, Bhutan, and Iraq were the leading countries of nationality for refugees.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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