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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 27, 2005


Burma - Upsurge in Harassment

The United States is deeply concerned about a reported upsurge in harassment of members of Burma’s democratic opposition and their family members. It is the responsibility of Burma’s junta to protect the safety and security of all its citizens.

Threats and intimidation of innocent people cannot and must not be tolerated, nor can baseless and deceitful allegations concerning the May 7 bombings in Rangoon be used as an excuse for such abuses. These latest incidents further underscore the urgent need for the junta to take immediate steps toward genuine national reconciliation and the establishment of democracy.

2005/566

Released on May 27, 2005

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