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Posts Tagged ‘Release of Political Prisoners’ (61 found)

Zarganar Freed, but DVB Video Journalists Still Held

Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of the blogger and comedian Zarganar from Myitkyina prison, in the northern state of Kachin, under a “general amnesty” affecting dozens of political prisoners, but urges the government to pursue this conciliatory policy by freeing all detained bloggers and journalists including 17 Democratic Voice of Burma video journalists […]

October 12, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Release Remaining Political Prisoners

The release of at least 120 political prisoners in Burma should be followed by legal and policy reforms to ensure respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Centre Delhi calls on the Prime Minister of India to push President Thein Sein to reveal its commitments for democracy

Today, Burma Centre Delhi submitted a memorandum to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India during a three-day visit of Burma’s President, U Thein Sein to India. The Centre welcomed this visit considering that the two countries have a long history […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Burma Centre Delhi  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the Spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative on the Release of Political Prisoners in Burma/Myanmar

The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement […]

October 12, 2011  •  By European Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Congressman Crowley on the Release of Political Prisoners in Burma

“There’s no doubt I am glad a number of innocent civilians being held as political prisoners have been released, but I am disappointed that this step does not include the release of all individuals that are being wrongfully held […]

October 12, 2011  •  By US Congressman Joseph Crowley  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes Limited Prisoner Release but Urges Amnesty for All Political Prisoners

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has today welcomed the release of around 120 political prisoners but urges the regime in Burma to go much further and release all of the estimated 2,000 political prisoners still in jail […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government Must Go Further with Prisoner Release

The release of at least 120 political prisoners in Burma today is a minimum first step, and the authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all remaining prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Update on the October 12 Prisoner Release

The U Thein Sein administration announced on the 11th of October that 6,359 prisoners would be released under a general amnesty. As of today, October 12, 2011, the first group of prisoners was released […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoner Release Too Small, Senior Leaders Still in Jail

Small number of prisoners released a reality check for those believing promises of reform.

Burma Campaign UK today expressed disappointment at how few political prisoners have so far been released under a new prisoner amnesty in Burma. Many senior political prisoners also remain in jail […]

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

Prison Sentence Reductions are Not Enough

The Myanmar government’s reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today […]

May 17, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤