We are excited to inform you that tomorrow, Wednesday June 22, Aung San Suu Kyi will for the first time address an U.S. Congressional hearing on Burma. Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific will hold a hearing entitled "Piercing Burma's Veil of Secrecy: The Truth Behind the Sham Election and the Difficult Road Ahead."
Aung San Suu Kyi prerecorded a video address that will be shown at the hearing. In addition, USCB's Executive Director Aung Din and Dr. Chris Beyrer, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights will also testify. The hearing will be broadcast live via webcast here: http://www.hcfa.house.gov. Watch online and follow our live twitter feed of the hearing at http://twitter.com/#!/uscb.
The timing of the hearing could not be more urgent, as Burma's regime continues to launch military offensives against ethnic resistance groups in the northern part of Burma in Shan State, and Kachin State, that have driven nearly 20,000 refugees into hiding along the China-Burma border and into China. EVENT DETAILS: Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Committee on Foreign Affairs Room 2172 Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Time: 12:30 pm See detailed schedule at http://www.hcfa.house.gov/hearing_notice.asp?id=1312
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