Monday, December 10, 2007

Remarks by the First Lady in a Video Teleconference on Burma in Recognition of International Human Rights Day

"The American people are doing what we can do to help. This year, our government has provided about $15 million in humanitarian aid to the Burmese people. In September and October, President Bush expanded U.S. sanctions against the regime, and tightened sanctions on its top leaders. The State Department extended visa bans on Burmese officials and their family members -- adding about 290 people."..

"Meanwhile, we will not forget the 88 Generation students, the Buddhist monks, Aung San Suu Kyi, and all political prisoners. Especially on Human Rights Day, we stand with the courageous people who are standing up for democracy and justice in Burma."..

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