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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported urging President Bush not to expand aid for anti-drug programs in Burma because of human rights abuses. Report introduced.

(Rangoon, Burma: Bill Whitaker) Ruling military promise of fair elections despite continuing martial law, massive corruption and human rights abuse examined; scenes shown of Golden Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma. [US embassy ......

Christopher SZYMANSKI - says ruling generals have stifled opposition.] Scenes shown of leader of largest opposition party, Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest since last year. [US committee for refugees Court ROBINSON - says she is lucky to be alive.] [Ministry of foreign affairs U Ohn Gyaw - defends government.] Scenes shown of violently silenced 1988 pro-democracy protest; Amnesty International quoted. [STUDENT - (thru translator) says he was tortured for organizing a political party.] Many students noted fleeing to refugee camps.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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