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Lithuania Supports UN Burma Crimes Inquiry

By Burma Campaign UK  •  September 28, 2010

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed Lithuania’s backing for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed its support directly to Burma Campaign UK.

Lithuania is the 7th member of the European Union to publicly support an inquiry. The other EU members are Czech Republic, UK, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, and France. The non-EU countries supporting an inquiry are Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, bringing the global total to eleven.

In December 2009 Burma Campaign UK visited Lithuania and met with the Foreign Minister, who expressed support for the people of Burma in their struggle for democracy.

Zoya Phan, International Coordinator at Burma Campaign UK, and who was a member of the delegation which visited Lithuania, today warmly welcomed Lithuanian government support: “I am grateful to the government of Lithuania for listening to the voice of the people of Burma, and standing by us in our struggle for justice and democracy. I hope that all those countries who have expressed support will now work for the official support of the European Union, and for the establishment of a UN Inquiry to be included in the UN General Assembly resolution on Burma.”

The Burma Campaign UK has published a detailed briefing on the UN General Assembly and Burma, available here.

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