simple resolution Progress
- The house Passed December 13th, 2018Roll Call Vote 394 Yea / 1 Nay
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedSeptember 27th, 2018
- house Committees
The Rohingya have been subject to extreme violence that qualifies as genocide, which Congress needs to formally acknowledge. The imprisonment of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were only doing their jobs by reporting on a mass killing, is similarly a human rights violation that Congress needs to call on Burma to rectify.
The Burmese government has made its position on Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo very clear, and Congress simply calling on Burma to release them won’t make a difference. Similarly, merely calling the Burmese military’s crimes against the Rohingya genocide won’t do anything to help the Rohingya people.