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Posts Tagged ‘U Win Tin’ (12 found)

Burma/Myanmar’s Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee Needs Urgent Reform

On the eve of the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, 20 organisations today call for urgent reform of Burma/Myanmar’s Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee […]

April 20, 2015  •  By 23 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

On U Win Tin Blue Shirt Day, Remember Burma’s Many Political Prisoners

Win Tin poses in one of his prison issued shirts as he shows anoToday, Tuesday 21 April 2015, is the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin – journalist, democracy activist, founding member of the NLD, and one of Burma’s most high profile and respected political prisoners who spent over 19 years in prison. When he was eventually released in 2008, he refused to hand back his blue prison shirt, and vowed to wear a blue shirt every day until all political prisoners were released, saying: “If there are no political prisoners … I will take off my shirt, but up until now I haven’t seen good indications.” Sadly, despite the many promises made by President Thein Sein to release all political prisoners, U Win Tin continued wearing a blue shirt until the day he died, one year ago.

In fact, the number of political prisoners has increased markedly over the last year. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, as at the end of March, 173 political prisoners remained incarcerated in Burma, with a further 316 activists awaiting trial for conducting political activities. Furthermore, students, garment workers, farmers and journalists have all borne the brunt of the state’s repression. In March alone, 92 people were charged for their civil and political rights activities, with 31 arrested and seven sentenced, mostly as a result of the well-documented student protests in Letpadan and Rangoon in early March […]

April 20, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Call for Support – U Win Tin Blue Shirt Day for political prisoners in Burma/Myanmar on April 21st 2015

We, the undersigned 17 organisations, are calling on people worldwide to wear a blue shirt or blue clothing on Tuesday April 21st, the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin, in support of political prisoners still in jail in Burma/Myanmar […]

April 14, 2015  •  By 17 Civil Society Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Win Tin’s Fight for Press Freedom and Democracy Goes On

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tinin Rangoon on 21 April. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of information […]

April 23, 2014  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: A Aribute to Win Tin, Burma’s Voice of Reason

Paris, Bangkok: With the death of Win Tin, Burma loses its voice of reason and an extraordinary example of dedication, perseverance, and courage in the face of tyranny and oppression, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today. Veteran journalist, senior NLD leader, and Burma’s longest-held political prisoner, Win Tin died at Rangoon General Hospital on 21 April. He spent over 19 years in jail until his release from Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on 23 September 2008, at the age of 78 […]

April 22, 2014  •  By Altsean-Burma, International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: A Tribute to U Win Tin

Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of U Win Tin, one of Burma’s most prominent human rights activists and journalists. A longtime journalist who later spent years as a political prisoner, he died of renal failure on April 21, 2014, at the age of 84 […]

April 22, 2014  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Makes a Mockery of the Census and its Backers

———— We would like to dedicate our Weekly Highlights today to U Win Tin, Co-founder and patron of the National League for Democracy, for always standing up for the oppressed and voiceless. We are deeply saddened Ba Ba passed away this morning. Although he is no longer physically with us, his unwavering righteous mind and courage will continue to be the guiding light and the inspiration for us and for all who continue in their fight for genuine democracy and freedom of speech in Burma.

10.-Pic-Kai-soldiers-april-15-steve-tickner-the-rrawaddyJust 48 hours after peace talks in Rangoon concluded on 8 April between the government and ethnic non-state armed groups, including the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the Burma Army launched another round of offensives in southern Kachin State against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Fighting has been on-going since, forcing thousands of Kachin, Shan, and Palaung villagers to flee, many of whom had already been displaced in this conflict.

Burma Army soldiers originally used the nationwide census as a pretext to accompany enumerators into KIA territory and launch attacks on various KIA outposts. State media has reported 22 dead due to the resulting clashes but the true figure is probably much higher. Meanwhile, according to a statement released by a coalition of humanitarian groups working in the conflict-affected areas, over three thousand villagers have been forced to flee, many of whom had to leave an internally displaced people (IDP) camp, from which they had settled after previous attacks. Several local news sources have stated the figure of those displaced maybe as high as ten thousand people […]

April 21, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Condolences on the Death of U Win Tin

U Win Tin was a hero of Burma’s democracy movement. He was never intimidated, never lost hope, and never stopped working for a genuinely democratic Burma […]

April 21, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

An Election Not Worthy of Support

Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, recently said the world must exercise “utmost vigilance” to ensure the approaching elections in Myanmar (Burma) are free and fair.

We are disappointed in such comments, which focus on the election as something important for our country, as something worth waiting and watching for, although this election is not the solution for Burma.

The elections, scheduled for Nov. 7, are designed to legalize military rule in Burma under the 2008 constitution, which was written to create a permanent military dictatorship in our country […]

September 30, 2010  •  By U Win Tin  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“ဦး၀င္းတင္နဲ႔ ေမးခြန္းမ်ား” အီးဘြတ္ ၈၈ အေရးေတာ္ပုံ ၂၂ ႏွစ္ အထိမ္းအမွတ္အျဖစ္ မိုးမခက ျဖန္႔ခ်ိ

စစ္အစုိးရ အလိုက် ၂၀၁၀ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ၊ NLD ပါတီ၏ ရပ္တည္ျဖတ္သန္းမႈႏွင့္ ျမန္မာျပည္အေရး အင္တာဗ်ဴးမ်ား စုစည္းတင္ဆက္ခ်က္ ဆိုတဲ့ ေခါင္းစဥ္နဲ႔ မိုးမခက ဦး၀င္းတင္နဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆုံေမးျမန္းျခင္း အင္တာဗ်ဴးေဆာင္းပါးမ်ားကို တစုတစည္းတည္း အီးဘြတ္အျဖစ္ ထုတ္ေ၀လိုက္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ဒီမိုကေရစီအေရး ၈ ေလးလုံး အေရးေတာ္ပုံၾကီးရဲ့ ၂၂ ႏွစ္ျပည့္မွာ အမွတ္တရ အေလးျပဳျပီး ထုတ္ေ၀တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။လက္ရွိ ၂၀၁၀ စစ္အစိုးရေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ အရႈပ္အေထြးကာလမွာ ဆရာဦး၀င္းတင္ရဲ့ ျပတ္သားတဲ့ အေတြးအျမင္၊ အင္န္အယ္ဒီပါတီရဲ့ ၂၀၁၀ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအၾကပ္အတည္းကို မည္သုိ႔ တစုတစည္းတည္း ရင္ဆိုင္ျဖတ္သန္းပုံနဲ႔ ၾကံဳေတြ႔ရုန္းကန္ရမႈေတြကို သည္အင္တာဗ်ဴးမွတ္တမ္းကေန သမိုင္းစာမ်က္ႏွာအျဖစ္ ေမာ္ကြန္းထိုးတဲ့အေနနဲ႔ မိုးမခစာနယ္ဇင္းအဖြဲ႔က ၾကိဳးပမ္းတင္ဆက္လိုက္တာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

August 7, 2010  •  By Moemaka Media  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤