Nobel activist to warn U.S. of too much faith in Myanmar

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Jennifer Quigley, advocacy director at the U.S. Campaign for Burma, was unimpressed by the amnesty.

“One of the easiest things to do is to release political prisoners because that is also one of the easiest things to undo,” she said.

Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat and co-sponsor of a bill to award Mrs. Suu Kyi the Gold Medal, said, “We need to see the release of all remaining political prisoners, and we need to see the permanent end of violence against ethnic minorities like the Kachin and the Shan.”

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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