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Posts Tagged ‘1988 Uprising’ (29 found)

CSOs Forum Statement on Upcoming Multi-party General Elections

Myanmar will hold general elections on November 8, 2015, the first multi-party elections in 25 years since the result of 1990 general elections, held after the 8.8.88 democracy uprising, was rejected […]

October 18, 2015  •  By Civil Society Organizations Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein, Shwe Mann, Should Reveal 1988 Role and Military History

On the 27th anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising on 8/8/88, Burma Campaign UK is calling on President Thein Sein, Speaker Shwe Mann, and all election candidates or potential Presidential candidates with a military background to publish their military records in full and their role in the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988 […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP’s Statement Regarding the Death of Freelance Journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi

The death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, while in military custody in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, comes as a shocking reminder of how extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture are still being used against citizens in Burma […]

October 27, 2014  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Thein Sein Should Reveal Role in 88 Massacre

As the 26th anniversary of the 88 massacre and crackdown approaches, Burma Campaign UK today launches a campaign calling on President Thein Sein to publish his full army record and reveal his role during this time.

When he became President, Thein Sein described the massacre and crackdown as having ‘saved the nation’ […]

August 4, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rule of law still evades Myanmar 25 years after uprising

[Video] Since the inception of a semi-civilian government in Myanmar, in 2011, reform has been a recurring theme of discussion. On the 25th anniversary of pro-democracy protests, Ali Fowle reports from Yangon on rule of law in the country […]

August 14, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Endorsement for Declaration of 8888 Silver Jubilee

We are honored to let all our leaders, friends and supporters know that we have supported, contributed and fully participated in the three day commemoration of 25-year anniversary of the 1988 democracy uprising. We were able to have an open and healthy discussion on a variety of issues including national reconciliation […]

August 12, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ရွစ္ေလးလုံး ဒီမိုုကေရစီ အေရးေတာ္ပံုု ေငြရတု ေၾကညာစာတမ္း

ရွစ္ေလးလံုုး ဒီမိုုကေရစီ အေရးေတာ္ပံုု ေငြရတုုအခမ္းအနားသိုု႔ တက္ေရာက္လာေသာ ျပည္တြင္း၊ ျပည္ပ၊ နယ္စပ္ အသီသီး ရွိ ၈၈ မ်ိဳးဆက္အင္အားစုုမ်ား၊ ဒီမိုုကေရစီပါတီမ်ား၊ တိုင္းရင္းသားပါတီမ်ားနွင္႔ လက္နက္ကိုင္ အင္အားစုမ်ား၊ လူထုအေျချပဳအင္အားစုမ်ားနွင္႔ မ်ိဳးဆက္သစ္လူငယ္အင္အားစုမ်ား၊ လယ္သမား၊ အလုပ္သမား မ်ားအပါအဝင္ အလႊာစံုျပည္သူမ်ားသည္ ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၆ ရက္၊ ၇ ရက္ေန႔မ်ားတြင္ စုစည္းညီညြတ္စြာ ေတြ႕ဆံု၍ ေဆြးေႏြး၍ […]

August 12, 2013  •  By 8888 Silver Jubilee  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Fallen Heroes and Heroines of 8888 Must Be Honored With Accountability

8907-Women_Protest02 The week of 8888 Silver Jubilee has passed, with many commitments made for the future. Among the many commemorations of 8888 Silver Jubilee, this year Rangoon saw the largest public 8888 anniversary gathering in history with more than 4,000 activists from 88 generation forces and politicians from across the country, border areas and exile, leaders of ethnic armed groups, political parties, farmers, workers, and civil society representatives from different areas of the country as well as from exile attending the ceremony. After two days of open and lively discussions and deliberations on this special event initiated by 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and organized by various 88 generation and young generation activist groups, a crowd of 20,000 people quickly filled up the hall in the morning of 8 August and spilled out into the entrance of the hall to watch the event on a live television screen. Everyone remembers and, for the new generation, wants to remember the historical movement for democracy 25 years ago and the military regime’s brutal crackdown on countrywide mass demonstrations that killed as many as 3,000 peaceful protesters […]

August 12, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Opens Up, A Look Back On A 1988 Uprising

[Audio] Until two years ago, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by the longest-running military dictatorship in the world. In 2010, the military began to loosen its grip on the country, increasing civil freedoms and offering some political and economic opportunity for citizens.

But some are wondering whether the country can truly transition to democracy if it fails to reconcile with its brutal past […]

August 8, 2013  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤