“As a result of the new Burmese government’s actions, in the past two and a half years, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has been freed from house arrest, has been permitted to travel abroad and has been elected to office as a member of parliament.
“Moreover, there are other sanctions, apart from the BFDA import ban, which would remain in permanent law.
“In addition, a variety of other sanctions that expressly name Burma remain in effect and still require outright repeal or modification. They include provisions within the FY 1997 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, the Customs and Trade Act of 1990 and the Foreign Assistance Act.
“If Burma’s government continues to support political and economic reform, then at a later date Congress can consider whether these permanent restrictions warrant removal or modification.
|Sanctions particularly hurt women!|
|Sanctions shut down our textile|
factories and women lose jobs.
“Complete and unconditional release of political prisoners needs to be undertaken.
“The military should increasingly be brought under civilian control.
|Sanctions forces our young women|
turn into prostitutes!