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Posts Tagged ‘United Kingdom’ (22 found)

Demanding Justice for Migrant Arakanese Youths, Demonstration in Front of Thai Consulate in New York

20 Oct 2014 Photo By Narinjara NewsAround 30 Burmese nationals, most of them are Arakanese , staged a demonstration in front of Thai Consulate in New York on Friday demanding justice to two Arakanese migrant workers, who were detained in Thailand in a murder case there, said Ko Khaing Ba Khine, one of the organizers of the event in America.

The demonstrators, who assembled in front of the Consulate General of Thailand for two hours beginning on 2 pm, urged the Thai government in Bangkok to scrutinize the case fairly, where the two Arakanese youths have been accused of murdering two British citizens namely David Miller (25 years old) and Hannah Witheridge (23) […]

October 20, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to Tony Blair

Dear Mr. Blair,

I am writing again to ask for your response regarding the letters I wrote to you last year on 15 May, 3 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December, 20 December, 28 January 2014, 25 February 2014, 21 March 2014 and 25 April 2014. Enclosed are my previous letters to you […]

May 15, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Transparency Required Regarding Burma Army’s Operations

2474402c-7d52-11e3-_505658cAs documented on countless occasions by many local and international groups, the Burma Army has long been committing serious human rights abuses in ethnic areas of Burma, especially recently in Kachin State. Such abuses include waging war against civilians, summary executions, torture and mutilations, rape and other sexual violence against women, men and children, arbitrary detention, destruction of homes and property, and the blocking of humanitarian access. Such abuses terrorise local populations, undermine trust and confidence in the current peace process, and are illegal under international law. Furthermore, many of these human rights abuses could also be classified as war crimes or crimes against humanity […]

April 29, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Reports Ministry of Defence For FOI Breach Re Burma Military Training

Burma Campaign UK has filed an official complaint with the Information Commissioner regarding the failure of the British Ministry of Defence to properly respond to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request regarding training being given to the Burmese Army […]

April 23, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Training War Criminals? – British Training of the Burmese Army

The British government are spending £87,850 on military training for the Burmese Army without setting any preconditions on their improving human rights and supporting democratic reform.

Burma Campaign UK today publishes a new briefing paper, ‘Training War Criminals? – British Training of the Burmese Army’, examining the British government’s controversial military training to the Burmese Army […]

January 14, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Training War Criminals? – British Training of the Burmese Army

This briefing examines the British government’s controversial military training to the Burmese Army.

The training is taking place despite the Burmese Army still committing serious human rights abuses which violate international law. Crimes committed by the Burmese Army since the reform process began include rape and gang rape of ethnic women, including children, deliberate targeting of civilians, arbitrary execution, arbitrary detention, torture, mutilations, looting, bombing civilian areas, blocking humanitarian assistance, destruction of property, and extortion. Many of these abuses could be classified as war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

January 14, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sexual Violence in Burma ‘Deeply Troubling’ Says UK Foreign Secretary William Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said in a letter to Burma Campaign UK that the British government; ‘continue to receive deeply troubling reports of the use of sexual violence in Burma’s conflict zones’.

The letter was in response to thousands of letters and campaign postcards calling for action to end rape and sexual violence in Burma, which were delivered to the Foreign Office on 12th September 2013 […]

October 29, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations Express Concern and Reservation Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Today, October 17, 2013, 133 civil society organizations, representing 15 of Burma’s ethnic nationalities, submitted a joint letter to President Barack Obama of the United States, Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott of the Commonwealth of Australia expressing great concern and reservation regarding their military engagement with the Burmese military. Along with details of human rights atrocities and ongoing conflict the Burmese military continues to perpetrate, the joint letter pens explicit preconditions that must be met prior to any military engagement and states the criteria for military engagement should it move forward […]

October 17, 2013  •  By 133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Joint Letter from Ethnic Nationalities Civil Society Organizations Regarding Foreign Military Engagement with the Burmese Military

Dear President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, and Prime Minister Abbott,

We, the undersigned 133 ethnic nationalities civil society organizations, are writing to express our concerns and reservations about your countries’ military engagement with the Burmese military.

We appreciate the concern the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have shown over the years for the human rights violations the Burmese military has committed against us, as well as your support for our pursuit of genuine democracy and national reconciliation. While your intentions may be genuine, we are deeply concerned that your current approach to military-to-military relations will neither prove beneficial to our mutual goals of ending the Burmese military’s perpetration of human rights violations against us, nor bring us closer to national reconciliation […]

October 17, 2013  •  By 133 Ethnic Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Must Ensure UN General Assembly Burma Resolution Tackles Sexual Violence

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government to ensure that ending rape and sexual violence in Burma is included in the UN General Assembly resolution on Burma, a draft of which is expected to be completed by the European Union this week.

Burma Campaign UK also called on the British government to raise rape and sexual violence in Burma when the United Nations Security Council discusses Women Peace and Security on 18th October […]

October 9, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤