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UNISON Appeal for UN Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against the Burmese People

By UNISON  •  February 15, 2010

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, has written to MPs, asking them to support an Early Day Motion calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry to be set up into crimes committed by the Burmese Government, against its own people.

The union, a long time supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, an honorary member of UNISON, supports trade union activists who are among Burma’s 2000 political prisoners.

Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said:

“The Burmese government has no respect for democracy and basic human rights. The only way to force the dictatorship to stop committing crimes against humanity, is to impose strict economic sanctions, and for the UN to take a tougher stance.

“A Commission of Inquiry, looking into crimes the Burmese government have committed against its own people is a vital first step. UNISON is appealing to MPs to show their support for the people of Burma, and for Aung San Suu Kyi, by signing the Early Day Motion and setting up the inquiry.”

For a copy of the Early Day motion, please call UNISON Press Office on 0207 551 1555.

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