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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Army’ (238 found)

CSW Calls for Ceasefire and International Support for Refugees in Burma’s Kachin Civil War

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for a ceasefire in Burma’s Kachin state and urges the international community, including the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), to press Burma’s nearest neighbours, China and India, to protect refugees who have fled the Kachin conflict to seek refuge in the border regions […]

June 14, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Condemnation of Burmese Regime’s Attacks on the Ethnic Ceasefire Groups to Provoke Civil War

The root cause of Burma’s problems is denying equal rights to ethnic nationalities and the brutal dictatorship which is desperate to prolong state power by making enemies of its own people. The only solution to the conflict in Burma is inclusive and meaningful political dialogue; this cannot be achieved by military means […]

June 13, 2011  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KNU Statement on the Use of Karen Civilians for Forced Labor and as Human Shield by Burma Army

Though the leading members of the Burma government have shed their military uniforms for a civilian image and rule, treatment of the ethnic civilians by the Burma Army troops is the same as it has been under the military rule. As before, the Burma Army troops continue to perpetrate widespread […]

May 26, 2011  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement By 20 Members Of The European Burma Network On The Crisis In Shan State

On 13th March 2011 the dictatorship in Burma broke a 22 year long ceasefire agreement with the Shan State Army – North. 3,500 Burmese Army soldiers took part in a military offensive in north-central Shan State, an area with a population of 100,000 […]

May 18, 2011  •  By Members of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Burma Envoy Must Not Ignore Shan State Crisis

Burma Campaign UK today urged Vijay Nambiar, the UN Special Advisor on Burma, not to ignore the current crisis in Shan State during his visit to Burma. Nambiar is visiting Burma to assess the willingness of Burma’s new dictator […]

May 12, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Should Support Commission of Inquiry on Burma

The ITUC and the ETUC are calling on the European Union to support the holding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, when the EU renews its Burma policy on 12 April […]

April 11, 2011  •  By International Trade Union Confederation and European Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Army Should Act to End Abuses

Top Military Lawyer Should Support UN Commission of Inquiry

The Burmese military leadership should adopt measures to end abuses and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the judge advocate general of the Burmese Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Yar Pyae. In the letter, sent to coincide with Burma’s 66th Armed Forces Day on March 27, 2011, Human Rights Watch called on the judge advocate general, the military’s chief legal officer, to publicly order all members of the armed forces to abide by international human rights and humanitarian law […]

March 24, 2011  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤