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NCGUB condemns junta’s ‘blatant disregard for law’ in jailing Nyi Nyi Aung, political prisoners

In a blatant display of disregard for law and justice, a Burmese court has sentenced US citizen and democracy activist Nyi Nyi Aung, who is born in Burma, to three years’ imprisonment.The charges filed against Nyi Nyi were hastily concocted and falsified in order to obtain his conviction and jail him because the initial charges […]

February 11, 2010  •  By National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Release on Workers’ Strikes

No. 2/2010 (WFSLB) The striking workers in  Hlaing-Thar-Yar industrial zone in Rangoon, Burma  returned to work on the evening of February 10th with a compromised wage increase after heavy security forces, including riot police trucks, fire-brigade trucks, Intelligence and USDA motorcycles surrounded the area and threatened the striking workers. Workers from the Opel factory were promised a 5 […]

February 11, 2010  •  By Workers and Farmers Solidarity League of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

European Parliament Rejects Burma Election – Calls For End To Systematic Displacement

The European Parliament today passed a new resolution on Burma, stating that under present conditions Burma’s planned elections cannot be free and fair. As thousands of Karen people flee a new military offensive in Karen State, Burma, the Parliament also demanded an end to systematic forced displacement, and for an end to impunity for crimes […]

February 11, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

US Congressman Van Hollen Statement on Nyi Nyi Aung

Today Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) issued the following statement on Nyi Nyi Aung, a Burmese American citizen and Eighth District constituent, who was sentenced yesterday by the government of Burma to three years of hard labor: “This sentence is the latest in a string of unjust and abusive actions by Burma’s military led government […]

February 11, 2010  •  By US Congressman Chris Van Hollen  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Junta Unjustly Convicts American Political Prisoner Nyi Nyi Aung

Today, a Burmese court found American Nyi Nyi Aung guilty on false charges and sentenced him to 5 years in a Burmese prison, including hard labor. The judge commuted the sentence to 3 years. Nyi Nyi was found guilty of forging a national identity card; failing to declare currencies at customs; and failing to renounce his Burmese citizenship. Freedom […]

February 10, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Berman Urges Burmese Junta to Release Imprisoned American, Calls on U.S. Administration to Appoint Envoy and Consider More Sanctions

Van Nuys, CA – In response to the sentencing of U.S. citizen Nyi Nyi Aung to three years in prison with hard labor in his native Burma, Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today urged the Burmese military junta to release the prisoner immediately and called on the U.S. Departments […]

February 10, 2010  •  By US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Regime Escalates Attacks against Karen Villagers, Destroys Mobile Health Clinic, Schools, Villages, Forcing Thousands to Flee

(Washington, DC and Bangkok) While Burma’s military regime has been trying to disarm ethnic ceasefire groups at the China-Burma border with its so-called “Border Guard Force” plan, its soldiers have escalated military offensives against ethnic Karen people in eastern Burma this week, destroying not only villages but also a vital mobile health clinic, that sent […]

February 10, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Solidarity with Burmese Strikers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions declares its solidarity with the 2,000 workers from three factories in Burma who have gone on strike to demand better wages. The three factories are OPAL 2, Kyarlay and Taiyi, in the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone of the Burmese capital, Rangoon. A large contingent of police personnel is […]

February 10, 2010  •  By Congress of South African Trade Unions  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Is Australia in breach of its arms embargo against Burma?

Burma Campaign Australia condemns the Australian Government’s decision to participate in a regional military exercise that includes Burma’s navy and questions if Australia is in breach of its arms embargo. The Australian Navy is currently participating in a military exercise with 13 other countries in Indian waters.  Burma navy, an integral part of the country’s military, is also […]

February 9, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign Australia  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

BLC Statement on the False Accusations against the Organization

1. On 27 January 2010, the SPDC Ministry of Home Affairs held a press conference in which it accused the Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC) of being involved in several explosions inside Burma.  We the BLC denounce the SPDC for falsely and groundlessly accusing the BLC of those violent events. 2. Contrary to the SPDC statement, […]

February 5, 2010  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤