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Congressman Honda Letter to President Obama regarding Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Congressman Honda Letter to President Obama regarding Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

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Congressman Honda and 173 Members of Congress send a letter to President Obama asking for him to use every avenue possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Congressman Honda and 173 Members of Congress send a letter to President Obama asking for him to use every avenue possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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MICHAEL
M.
HONDA
COMMITTEE
ON
APPROPRIATIONS
17TH
DISTRICT,
CALIFORNIA
SUBCOMMITTEES:
COMMERCE JUSTICE
SCIENCE
WASHINGTON
OFFICE:
LABOR,
HEALTHAND
HUMAN
SERVICES,
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LONGWORTH
HOUSE
OFFICE
BUILDING
EDUCATION
WASHINGTON,
DC
20515
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PHONE:
1202)225—2631
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WHIPFAX:
(202)
225—2699
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ThePresident
The
White
House
Washington,DCDear
PresidentObama:
Mr.
President,
knowing
of
your
longstanding
interest
in
promoting
fundamental
human
rights
and
freedoms,
we
write
to
expressconcern
over
the
recent
abduction
of
over200
girls
in
Nigeria
last
month,
andthe
at
least
eight
kidnapped
earlierthisweek.This
brazen
attack
is
only
thelatest
of
Boko
Haram’s
repeatedand
well-publicized
attacks
throughout
the
north
of
the
country.
Weurge
youradministration
to
use
every
avenue
possible
to
assist
in
the
immediaterecovery
of
the
missing
girls
and
in
bringing
the
perpetratorsto
justice.
The
group
BokoHaram,
which
the
State
Department
has
designated
asa
Foreign
Terrorist
Organization,
has
claimed
responsibility
for
the
kidnapping
and
threatens
to
sellthe
girls
into
the
human
trafficking
market.
Boko
Haram
has
continually
condemnededucation
for
young
women—their
name
loosely
translates
as
“Westerneducation
is
forbidden.”
In
Nigeria,
40
of
the
population
is
under
the
age
of
15.
Boko
Haram
seeks
to
prevent
access
to
education
for
these
young
people,
which
is
vital
to
keeping
communities
productively
employed,
and
in
preventing
and
resolving
conflict.
The
mass
kidnapping
and
threat
of
human
trafficking
are
human
rightviolations
thatcannot
be
tolerated.Human
trafficking
is
a
form
of
modernday
slavery,
whichAmerica
must
proactively
seek
toend.
We
call
on
youto
lead
inseeking
action
at
the
UnitedNations
to
unite
the
global
community
behind
this
cause.
We
believe
there
is
muchmore
the
United
States
government
should
do
to
addressthe
growing
threatBoko
Haram
poses
tointernational
peace
and
security.
We
urge
you
to
work
towardsaddingBokoHaram,
andthe
splinterfaction,
Ansaruto
the
UnitedNationsSecurity
Council’s
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Al
QaidaSanctions
List,
the
mechanism
by
which
international
sanctions
are
imposed
on
Al
Qaida
and
Al-Qaida
linkedorganizations.
While
the
Department
of
State
officially
designatedthe
group
as
a
Foreign
Terrorist
Organization
in
November
of
2013,BokoHaram’s
addition
to
the
Security
Council’s
Sanctions
List
wouldfurther
curtail
its
terroristactivities.
In
addition
to
efforts
with
the
UnitedNations,creating
a
strong
workingrelationship
with
the
African
Union
is
also
important
to
bringing
about
a
sustainable
peace
inthe
region.
The
Administration’s
effortsthis
week
to
form
an
interdisciplinary
team
to
assist
Nigerianauthorities
inrescuing
these
young
girls
is
a
positive
step
forward
that
we
applaud.We
stand
committedtosupporting
the
Administration
as
it
provides
assistancein
the
recovery
of
the
kidnapped
victims,
and
we
thank
you
for
yourtimely
response
to
the
incident
and
call
for
justice
for
the
victims.
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