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September 6, 2010

EU Welcomes Hungary Support for Burma Crimes Inquiry

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– VOA News

The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma has welcomed a statement of support by Hungary for a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

In a statement Monday, the EPCB said the statement of support from Hungarian Foreign Minister Janor Martonyi comes at a crucial time, as the EU is drafting the next U.N. General Assembly resolution on Burma.

The EPCB said with the public statement of support by another EU member, the EU as a whole must break its silence and include the establishment of such an inquiry in the next U.N. General Assembly resolution on Burma.

The group says Hungary has become the sixth country to publicly call for a U.N. inquiry.

The EPCB consists of some 40 European members of parliament from several countries. Among its main functions, the group encourages “European governments and the European Union to do more to support democratic transition in Burma.”

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