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Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Strike’ (6 found)

Burmese Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Jail

Three human rights activists, who were arrested in June, have been on hunger strike since 13th December. Khin Mi Mi Khaing, Myint Myint Aye and Thant Zin Htet were arrested for supporting farmers protests against land confiscation.

They have been on trial for more than six months. They have been refused bail, and faced more than 20 court hearings without a proper trial and verdict. They have gone on hunger strike to protest against their treatment by Burma’s judicial system […]

December 18, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Mine Activists Hold Hunger Strike

More than two dozen villagers staged a hunger strike in northern Burma Thursday over the lack of progress in an official investigation into the feasibility of a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine they say has occupied their land and is polluting the area.

The 26 representatives of 26 villages situated around the site of the Letpadaung copper mine project at Sarlingyi township in Burma’s Sagaing division said the fast was also to protest inaction against police who launched a brutal crackdown on protesters at the site exactly three months ago […]

February 28, 2013  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Steel Workers Go on Hunger Strike

Around 25 workers at a Chinese-owned steel factory in Rangoon Division announced on Friday that they will begin a hunger strike in response to the company’s refusal to raise wages […]

May 25, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP is Deeply Concerned over the Safety of 7 Political Prisoners Placed in Solitary Confinement for Undertaking a Hunger Strike

AAPP has learnt that 7 of the 22 political prisoners who have been on a hunger strike in Insein Prison have been placed in solitary confinement. They have a list of six demands regarding basic prisoner rights and have been undergoing a hunger strike until their demands are met […]

May 25, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoners Strike Back, Hunger Strike in Insein Prison Demands the Attention of the International Community

The U. S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), a Washington, DC-based grassroots organization campaigning to end crimes against humanity and the culture of impunity in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, today strongly demands the international community pay attention to the hunger strike […]

May 23, 2011  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoners Strike in Insein Prison

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) learnt today that 22 Political Prisoners are striking for prisoner’s fundamental rights […]

May 21, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤