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Posts Tagged ‘US Secretary of State John Kerry’ (4 found)

Burma’s Parliamentary Election

The United States congratulates the people of Burma on the November 8 election and commends all of the people and institutions in the country who worked together to hold a peaceful and historic poll. Millions of people from around the country, many of whom were voting for the first time, seized this opportunity to move one step closer to a democracy that respects the rights of all–a testament to the courage and sacrifice shown by the people of Burma over many decades […]

November 8, 2015  •  By US Secretary of State John Kerry  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release on John Kerry’s Visit to Burma

Just days before US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to visit Burma, more than 100 security forces came to the Rohingya IDPs camp in Thandawlee village in Sittwe, capital of Arakan State, and killed one Rohingya and seriously injured two others. More than 15 Rohingyas were arrested by security forces. At the same time, Rohingyas in Buthidaung and Maungdaw, in northern Arakan, have been arrested, threatened and harassed while the government attempts to collect population data […]

August 7, 2014  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/US: Kerry Should Press Rights Concerns

(New York) – US Secretary of State John Kerry should press the Burmese government during his upcoming visit to reverse Burma’s deteriorating rights situation, Human Rights Watch said today. Kerry is scheduled to visit Burma from August 8 to 10, 2014, to attend meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) […]

August 6, 2014  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Multi-Faith Network Urges Secretary Kerry to Raise Religious Freedom Violations with Burmese Government

Members of the US-based International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, a multi-faith informal group of organizations and individuals advocating for freedom of religion or belief, have written to US Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of his visit to Burma, urging him make it a priority to discuss reported violations of freedom of religion or belief with the government […]

July 31, 2014  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤