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International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women of Burma – March 2nd, 2010

The International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women in Burma starts on March 2nd in New York City.
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February 27, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma, Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar urged to end repression of ethnic minorities before elections

Myanmar’s government must halt its repression of ethnic minority activists before forthcoming national and local elections, Amnesty International warned in a major report released on Tuesday. The 58-page report, The Repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar, draws on accounts from more than 700 activists from the seven largest ethnic minorities, including the Rakhine, Shan, […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Repression of Ethnic Minority Activists

Myanmar urged to end repression of ethnic minorities before elections

Myanmar’s government must halt its repression of ethnic minority activists before forthcoming national and local elections, Amnesty International warned in a major report released on Tuesday.

The 58-page report, The Repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar, draws on accounts from more than 700 activists from the seven largest ethnic minorities […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

UNISON Appeal for UN Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against the Burmese People

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, has written to MPs, asking them to support an Early Day Motion calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry to be set up into crimes committed by the Burmese Government, against its own people. The union, a long time supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, an honorary […]

February 15, 2010  •  By UNISON  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nobel Peace Laureates to Host Women’s Tribunal on Burma

The Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Women’s League of Burma are planning an International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women in Burma. The Tribunal will take place in New York City on March 2, 2010 and will coincide with the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women meeting.  Eminent Judges (including Nobel Peace Laureates) will hear personal testimony from several women […]

February 14, 2010  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative, Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma army burns over 70 houses & intensifies offensive over Karen

Over 70 houses, a mobile health clinic and two schools in eastern Burma have been burnt down by army patrols stepping up the offensive on Karen villagers, according to the Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People (CIDKP). Most recently, Burma army allied troops set fire to 46 houses in Toe Hta area and 28 houses […]

February 12, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Villager killed on challenging Burmese militia

Kaowao News One person was allegedly tortured and killed by the Burmese Army after villagers questioned paying illegal taxes at high rates to the militia force in Tenasserim Division, the families of the victims said. The three villagers, from Ale Sakhan village in Yebyu Township of Tenasserim Division, had decided to risk repercussions and come […]

February 11, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Villagers Flee as Burma Army Escalates Attacks

Burmese government troops have stepped up their attacks on Karen civilians, burning down dozens of houses and a clinic and forcing schools to close and around 2,000 Karen villagers to flee into the jungle, according to Karen relief groups.

The troops burnt down more than 70 houses in several villages in Kyaukkyi Township in Nyaunglebin District, Pegu Division, as well as one mobile clinic […]

February 11, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤