Summary: S.Con.Res.61 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/17/1989)

Calls upon the Government of Burma to: (1) remove house arrest orders imposed on Aung San Suu Kyi and U Tin Oo and release all those imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their views; (2) abandon martial law restrictions on the rights to a fair trial, to counsel, to adequate time to prepare defenses, and to have cases heard before an impartial tribunal; (3) order thorough investigations of reports of torture and prosecute those responsible for mistreatment of detainees; (4) permit opposition political parties to operate freely; and (5) maintain its commitment to hold free and fair elections by May 1990.

Calls upon: (1) all nations to withhold foreign assistance from such Government until a democratically elected government assumes office; and (2) the President, the Secretary of State, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and the U.S. Ambassador to Burma to condemn publicly the repression in Burma and encourage free and fair elections and the provision of international observers for such elections.