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Posts Tagged ‘2010 Elections’ (301 found)

Statement on the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

We celebrate the release of our leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from unlawful house arrest, and call on the military regime to guarantee her safety and grant her full freedom of movement, expression, association and assembly […]

November 13, 2010  •  By National League for Democracy – Liberated Area  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi ‘free’ but for how long?

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and respects the importance of this moment, both for her, her family and for the people of Burma.

While the ending of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest is welcome, it is also fraught, as more than 2,200 other political prisoners continue to languish behind bars in Burma’s appalling prison system […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi Released – 1 Down, 2,202 To Go

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but warned that the release should not be interpreted as a sign that democratic reform is on the way. Burma Campaign UK also called for the immediate release of 2,202 political prisoners who remain in detention […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Women’s League of Burma Welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release And Demands Ongoing Action to Ensure Freedom for All of Burma

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) warmly welcomes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi back into active political and public life and we hope to soon celebrate the reinstatement of her inalienable rights, especially her freedom of movement. Though her release brings us joy and hope, we also clearly recognize that this alone does not fully ensure democratic progress for the country unless all political prisoners are released unconditionally […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 35: 2010 Election Watch (2-8 November)


Widespread evidence of electoral fraud, irregularities, threats, harassment, and lack of independent monitoring characterized Election Day and the days leading up to it:

  • In the days before the election, local SPDC officials, polling station officials, and Union Solidarity and Development (USDP) members throughout the country solicited advance and proxy votes, in the overwhelming majority of cases specifically for the USDP […]
November 12, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

TACDB Expresses Its Severe Disappointment in ASEAN and Implores It to Re-Examine Its Approach to Burma’s Junta

The Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TACDB) wishes to express its extreme disappointment in the Association of South East Asian Nations’s (ASEAN) embrace of the severely flawed election in Burma. By doing so, ASEAN’s Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan and the members of ASEAN have put the priorities of the Burma Junta above those of the people of Burma. Their willingness to accept the results so quickly reveals badly misinterpretation of democracy […]

November 12, 2010  •  By Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Well done! You did it again! Congratulations to the Burmese military junta for the success of their free, honest and fair national elections!

The ruling military junta of Burma (The State Peace and Development Council)
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The United Nations (UN) & The UN Security Council

First of all to the military generals of Burma, please accept our heartfelt congratulations on your recent ‘selection’ of the next batch of oppressors in Burma. Rest assured that your 2010 multi-party elections will be as historic as your 1990 national polls. We know that deep within your hearts, fooling your people twice through elections is a great honor […]

November 11, 2010  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

KNU Statement Condemning Election-Related Violence in Burma’s Border Areas

We, the Karen National Union (KNU), strongly condemn recent attacks by Burma’s military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), on Myawaddy Town and several other locations in Burma’s border areas, where at least 3 civilians were killed, and more injured. These latest attacks are part of the SPDC’s systematic violence against Burma’s ethnic peoples.

The conflict in Myawaddy began on 7 November, the day of Burma’s first elections in 20 years, when civilians complained of being threatened and intimidated to vote for the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), rather than the local Karen party which was their preference […]

November 10, 2010  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Reports of Intimidation and Arrests in Ethnic Areas During Burma’s Elections

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports of harassment, intimidation, violence and arrests in several of Burma’s ethnic states, during and immediately following the sham elections three days ago.

In Maungdaw, northern Arakan State, at least 38 Rohingyas were reportedly arrested on election day, and other arrests were reported in other towns. Supporters of a Rohingya party, the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD), were arrested and tortured last week in Maungdaw […]

November 10, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Sham Election in Burma Must be Rejected

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) denounces the statement of Vietnam, the current ASEAN Chair, welcoming the election in Burma as “a significant step forward in the implementation of the 7-point Roadmap for Democracy”[…]

November 10, 2010  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤