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Posts Tagged ‘Fighting’ (23 found)

Burmese Regime Continues Brutal Campaign Against Ethnic Civilians

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned by reports that despite the welcome release of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and a high-level visit by UN Burma envoy Vijay Nambiar, the regime continues to perpetrate grave violations of human rights against ethnic civilians, including military attacks and forced labour […]

December 1, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Villagers Still Fleeing Post-Election Attacks By Burmese Army

On the same day UN Burma envoy Vijay Nambiar visited Rangoon, the Burmese Army fired mortar bombs at a civilian village in Karen State, breaking international law.

Thousands of ethnic Karen have fled a new Burmese Army military offensive in Karen State, along the Thailand Burma border, in the past two weeks […]

November 28, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

It’s time ASEAN and the UN step up to the task: Investigate abuses, reject election and support Aung San Suu Kyi, urges AIPMC

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi offers new hope for Myanmar. But her release does not solve any of the fundamental problems in the country. The world must continue to work for the freedom of the people of Myanmar.

Another 2,200 political prisoners remain behind bars. Last week’s election reignited ethnic tensions and triggered fresh fighting along the Thai-Myanmar border. Any return to fighting increases the risk of fresh human rights abuses primarily targeting the country’s ethnic nationalities and of new waves of refugees being forced to leave their homes for safety […]

November 15, 2010  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤