fight for freedom and democracy in Burma by Paula Dobriansky

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Human rights -- Burma.,
  • Human rights -- United States.,
  • Civil rights.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations.

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Book details

StatementPaula Dobriansky.
SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 1227.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination[2] p. ;
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Open LibraryOL17657540M

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