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Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’ (8 found)

BURMA: Letter to President Obama on Continuing National Emergency

Dear President Obama,

Our organizations urge you to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma. Since May 20, 2013, the Burmese government has failed to substantively address any of the concerns that informed the renewal of Executive Order 13619 […]

May 6, 2014  •  By 29 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Obama Must Renew Burma Investment Sanctions

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), along with 28 other human rights organizations, called on President Obama to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma. The national emergency provides the authority for the ban of U.S. investment in the Burmese military and the authority for the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma. This authority is set to expire this month. Last week, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom also pressed for the renewal of the national emergency […]

May 6, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demonstration Calling for Chinese Government to Participate in Restoring Freedom and Human Rights in Burma and North Korea

To mark International Human Rights Day, people from the Burmese community, North Korean community and many supporters stand together to call for justice and freedom in both countries. Burma Campaign UK and Christian Solidarity Worldwide have organised this demonstration today […]

December 12, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demonstration at Chinese Embassy to Mark International Human Right Day

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) will join Burmese and North Korean exiled communities on 10 December in a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London to mark International Human Rights Day.

Burma and North Korea have two of the worst human rights records in the world. The protest in London, from 12noon until 1pm, will call for China to use its influence with both regimes to pressure them to stop perpetrating crimes against humanity against their citizens. China is a key source of economic, political and diplomatic support to the regimes in North Korea and Burma, and therefore has significant influence in the region […]

December 9, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Human Rights Record Up For Review

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has submitted its report to the UN Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review of Burma. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a new mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) aimed at improving the human rights record of all 192 UN Member States […]

July 6, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Action Needed to Halt Burma’s Nuclear Efforts

In early June, we wrote about a shocking documentary by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and aired on Al-Jazeera that revealed the military regime’s attempts to develop a nuclear program. Based on the testimony of high-ranking defectors and photographic evidence verified by a number of nuclear experts, the report revealed the junta’s extensive network of military bunkers throughout the country, factories containing machines to build missiles and nuclear weapons, and North Korea’s cooperation and mentorship on the project[…]

July 5, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Webb Recommends State Department Strengthen Engagement in Asia

Senator Jim Webb, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, today sent the following letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton regarding his recent trip to Asia and his recommendations for strengthening U.S. policies in the region: […]

June 8, 2010  •  By US Senator Jim Webb  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senator Jim Webb Postpones Burma Stop After Visits to Korea, Thailand

News reports published today contain new allegations regarding the possibility that the Burmese government has been working in conjunction with North Korea in order to develop a nuclear program. From the initial accounts, a defecting officer from the Burmese military claims direct knowledge of such plans, and reportedly has furnished documents to corroborate his claims.[…]

June 3, 2010  •  By US Senator Jim Webb  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤