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McConnell Denounces Sham Trial and Sham Sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement this morning regarding the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi: "I strongly condemn the sham trial and the sham sentence that Burma's illegitimate, unelected military junta has imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. "Daw Suu Kyi's so-called 'trial' was a farce. The proceedings had zero transparency. Her lawyers were silenced. This is not about COVID regulations, walkie talkies, or any of the other absur… Continue Reading


Leader McConnell Meets With U.S. Ambassador to Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting yesterday with Thomas Vajda, U.S. Ambassador to Burma: "I was glad to speak with Ambassador Vajda about the United States' continued support for the people of Burma, and additional, necessary steps to help them restore democracy. The coup perpetrated by a repressive military junta in Burma continues to threaten the life and liberty of millions of innocent people. The junta's lead… Continue Reading


McConnell Opens Discussion On Outlook For Democracy In Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today at a Heritage Foundation virtual discussion with leaders of Burma's democracy movement: "Hello, I'm Senator Mitch McConnell. "Historically, even among foreign policy experts, Burma has received very little attention in Washington. But its struggle for democracy and self-determination has been a personal focus of mine for multiple decades. I've known Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for many years… Continue Reading


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell & Senator John McCain Introduce Resolution Commending Elections In Burma & Urging Prompt & Orderly Transition Of Power

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced a Senate Resolution congratulating the people of Burma on successfully completing free and democratic elections after nearly 50 years of military rule. The resolution also recognizes Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi who led the National League for Democracy to winning sizable majorities in both chambers of Burma's Union Parliament, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. In addition, the r… Continue Reading

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