On the anniversary of Burma's independence, the U.S. reiterates its call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.
U.S. and international community condemn suppression of Iranian citizens.
"Younger and younger girls are assaulted by people who are closer and closer to them."
The U.S. mission "is ... to work for lasting peace through a principled human rights agenda."
The best solution is to establish a transition process to pave the way for a civilian government.
Freedom of the press is a pillar of democracy and a fundamental human right.