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Posts Tagged ‘Crackdown’ (15 found)

Civil Society and Community Groups Condemn the Violent Crackdown on Protest Against the Letpadaung Copper Mine in Burma

We, the undersigned civil society and community based organizations, condemn yesterday’s brutal crackdown against protesters who have been calling for the suspension of the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, Sagaing Region in Burma. This violence is the latest example that reforms in Burma are only superficial […]

November 30, 2012  •  By 55 civil society and community-based organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Freedom House Condemns Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters in Burma

Freedom House condemns the violent crackdown against peaceful protesters at the Letpadaung copper mining site in Sagaing Division, Burma and calls on the government of Burma to immediately halt its use of violence and arbitrary detention against peoples exercising their right to peacefully assemble […]

November 29, 2012  •  By Freedom House  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President U Thein Sein: Immediately Investigate and Bring to Justice the Police Responsible for Grave Crimes Committed Against Peaceful Demonstrators

AAPP strongly condemns the use of excessive force and brutality by police officers in response to peaceful protestors in the early hours of 29 November, 2012. The government of President U Thein Sein must ensure […]

November 29, 2012  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: Absurd and Offensive Pretext to Remove Demonstrators Opposed to Mining Project

In the latest turn of events in the struggle against the Letpadaung copper mining project in upper Burma, about which the Asian Human Rights Commission has been campaigning since mid-2012, the government has issued an announcement ordering that demonstrators abandon their protest sites or face criminal action […]

November 28, 2012  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Authorities Arrest Mine Activists

Police are on the hunt for four others as Burma cracks down on protests at a controversial copper mine.

Burmese authorities have arrested at least six activists and are searching for four others who organized protests at the site of a China-backed copper mining venture, which villagers say had been set up on their illegally confiscated land.

The government has also ordered protesters to leave the Letpadaung Copper Mine’s premises in northwestern Burma by midnight or face legal action […]

November 27, 2012  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤