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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Campaign UK’ (250 found)

Catherine Ashton Urged To Free Thant Zin Htet

Burma Campaign UK today highlights the case of Thant Zin Htet as political prisoner of the month in our No Political Prisoner Left Behind campaign, and urged EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, who oversees the drafting the UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma, to include demands for action in the resolution which will help solve the problem of political prisoners once and for all […]

October 4, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Refuses To Sign Sexual Violence Declaration

On Tuesday 24th September 115 countries signed a new declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict. Despite high level lobbying by the British government, the government of Burma failed to support the declaration.

The declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict was launched by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, at the United Nations in New York […]

September 25, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Prominent Woman Activist Jailed For Leading A Peaceful Protest

Burma Campaign UK today urged Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP to call in the Burmese ambassador to Britain to question him regarding why people are still being arrested under the right to protest law in Burma. Burma Campaign UK also urged the Foreign Office Minister to demand the military-backed government to secure the immediate release of Naw Ohn Hla and to repeal all the repressive laws which put political prisoners in jail […]

September 5, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein Should Come Clean On Role In Crushing 88 Uprising

On the 25th anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988, Burma Campaign UK is calling on President Thein Sein to reveal the exact role he played in suppressing the uprising. Thousands of students and protestors died when the military and security forces crushed the uprising […]

August 7, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoner of the Month Brang Shawng Released

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of 73 political prisoners, including Brang Shawng, who was highlighted as a political prisoner of the month by Burma Campaign UK as part of the No Political Prisoner Left Behind campaign. Among the other political prisoners released are reported to include 29 Shan prisoners and 26 Kachin prisoners […]

July 24, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Civilian Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail on False Charges

On Thursday 18th July Brang Shawng was sentenced to two years in jail, just three days after Burma’s President Thein Sein visited the UK and repeated a past promise of releasing all political prisoners by the end of the year. The British government has failed to secure any new concrete commitments […]

July 19, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein – President of Burma

This briefing highlights Thein Sein’s decades-long involvement in human rights abuses in Burma.

Thein Sein spent 40 years as a soldier in one of the most brutal military dictatorships in the world. He spent 14 years on the ruling council of the dictatorship, including serving as Prime Minister during the crushing of the Monk-led uprising in 2007. He also spent many years based in ethnic states, where the Burmese Army committed horrific human rights abuses against the civilian population, in violation of the Geneva Conventions […]

July 14, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein In His Own Words

This briefing provides revealing quotes, past and present, from Burma’s President Thein Sein […]

July 12, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Think Everything’s OK In Burma Now? – New Awareness Raising Campaign

Burma Campaign UK today launches a new awareness raising campaign using the strapline, ‘Think everything’s ok in Burma now?’ The awareness raising campaign is designed to draw attention to ongoing human rights abuses in Burma, and the lack of fundamental democratic reforms in the country […]

July 11, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Abuses Since Thein Sein Became President

It is now more than two years since Thein Sein became President, yet Burma still has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Since Thein Sein became President, human rights abuses which violate international law have actually increased. Burma Campaign UK is receiving increased numbers of reports of rape by the Burmese Army and security forces. Hundreds of political prisoners remain in jail, and almost all repressive laws remain in place […]

July 9, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤