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Posts Tagged ‘Parliament’ (44 found)

AAPP Releases Political Prisoner Report on Behalf of 12 Groups Working Inside Burma

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners is releasing the report titled, “Release Over 2200 Political Prisoners NOW!” authored by 12 groups working inside Burma to promote democracy, human rights and national reconciliation. The 12 groups who contributed to this report operate in secret due to the repressive and highly dangerous environment facing human rights defenders and pro-­‐democracy activists in Burma […]

February 1, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Challenging Burma’s Military Deception in Geneva and Naypyidaw

Burma’s military regime continues to falsify and deny facts and attempt to fool the world with their distorted reality. Four days ago at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, nations challenged the SPDC delegation’s fictitious presentation and expressed disdain at Burma’s “alarming” human rights record. Now, with today’s opening of the first session of the parliament, Burma’s supporters must continue to challenge the regime’s false assertions about the current situation in Burma and confront the military with the hard truth: Burma’s citizens continue to suffer under repressive military rule, with poverty, human rights abuses, and ethnic oppression a daily reality for millions. The regime’s elections and new parliament do not mark progress or a credible transition to democracy […]

January 31, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Rubber Stamp Parliament Can’t Hold Government To Account

As Burma’s new Parliament convenes for the first time, Burma Campaign UK today called on the international community not to be fooled by cosmetic changes by Burma’s dictatorship.

“This Parliament is packed with soldiers, ex-soldiers, pro-regime parties, corrupt businessmen and stooges,” said Zoya Phan, Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK. “The tiny number of genuine pro-democracy MPs are massively outnumbered, but even if they were in the majority, they still couldn’t bring human rights and democracy to Burma, as the Parliament doesn’t have real power, the military does” […]

January 31, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Widespread Systematically Prepared Advance Voting Determined Winners

This report was produced by Burma International News (BNI) and provides information and comprehensive analysis of Election Day and other related events […]

January 19, 2011  •  By Burma News International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤