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Posts Tagged ‘Christian Solidarity Worldwide’ (81 found)

Burma: Reports of Gang Rape in Church Near Kachin-China Border

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports of the gang rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border in early May […]

May 18, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Intensifies Attacks in Kachin State Despite Reforms

Even as Burma is opening up, the Burma Army is intensifying its attacks in Kachin State, where thousands have been displaced amid a humanitarian crisis. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports detailing 126 clashes […]

May 9, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU to Suspend Majority of Sanctions for a Year

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Council conclusions today suspending economic sanctions against Burma for a year, with the exception of the arms embargo. In a statement released following the meeting, the Council of the EU welcomed […]

April 24, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges British Prime Minister to Press for Peace Process and Political Dialogue with Ethnic Nationalities During Visit to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the announcement that British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a historic visit to Burma later this week, to meet Burma’s President Thein Sein and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi […]

April 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s By-Elections Results ‘A Step Forward, But There Is Still a Long Way to Go’

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights group, has told the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net) that it welcomes the results of yesterday’s parliamentary by-elections in Burma, as preliminary reports indicated that Nobel Peace Prize […]

April 5, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Burns Villagers’ Homes to the Ground

Burma Army soldiers burnt down the homes of six villagers in Nam San Yang Township in Burma’s Kachin State, near the China-Burma border, on 25 March 2012. The soldiers belong to the Tatmadaw 388 Light Infantry Division, which has been terrorizing civilians in Kachin State […]

March 30, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Ransacks Church in Bhamo District

On 13 March the Burma Army ransacked Sin Lum Pang Mu Baptist Church in Pang Mu village, located in Bhamo district. According to Reverend Jangmaw Gam Maw, pastor of Pang Mu Church, soldiers from the 33rd battalion of the Burma Army’s 88th Infantry Division […]

March 26, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Returns from Kachin State with Evidence of Continuing Grave Human Rights Violations

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) returned this week from a three-week fact-finding visit to Rangoon and Kachin State on the China-Burma border, where the CSW team recorded evidence of grave human rights violations […]

February 12, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes “Significant and Positive” Prisoner Releases

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the release of several high-profile political prisoners in Burma, including Min Ko Naing and Ko Mya Aye, leaders of the failed pro-democracy uprising in 1988, and continued to call for the unconditional release of all remaining political prisoners […]

January 13, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤