S.Con.Res.128 - A concurrent resolution concerning human rights, democracy, and illicit narcotics production and trafficking in Burma.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY] (Introduced 05/08/1990)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/08/1990 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.128 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/08/1990)
Calls upon the Government of Burma (now known as Myanmar) to: (1) create the conditions necessary to ensure free and fair elections in Burma on May 27, 1990, by releasing persons imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their views, permitting all Burmese citizens committed to peaceful participation in the political process an opportunity to contest elections, lifting electoral campaign restrictions that provide the authorities with nearly unlimited power to limit debate, establishing an impartial election commission, and permitting access to Burma for international election observers; and (2) demonstrate a commitment to human rights by abandoning martial law restrictions on the right to a fair trial, ending rape, torture, extrajudicial executions, and forced porterage of civilians, and ordering investigations and pursuing prosecutions against those believed responsible.
Calls upon: (1) the international community to withhold foreign assistance from, and to end all military cooperation (including arms sales) with, such Government; and (2) the President to discourage other countries from providing such assistance and cooperation and to encourage international observation of the election process.
Denounces the Burmese Government's practice of accommodation and cooperation with drug traffickers. Urges the President to: (1) pressure such Government to cease such cooperation and pursue more vigorous antinarcotics policies; (2) use his position to focus international scrutiny on Burma's antinarcotics record; and (3) refrain from expanding U.S. antinarcotics programs in Burma until the Burmese Government has demonstrated a willingness to respect the human rights of its citizens and a sincere interest in combatting narcotics.