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Posts Tagged ‘UK’ (49 found)

Hague’s Rose-Tinted View Of Burma Undermines Human Rights

As former General Thein Sein, President of Burma, prepares to visit the UK later this week, Burma Campaign UK today launches a campaign calling on Foreign Secretary William Hague to stop taking a rose-tinted view of the situation in Burma, arguing that it undermines progress on improving human rights. Burma Campaign UK supporters are being asked to send a pair of rose-tinted glasses to the Foreign Secretary […]

July 9, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Tun Aung Sentence Increased By Six Years

Political prisoner Tun Aung has had his prison sentence increased by six years, despite British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP asking Burmese government ministers for his release.

The decision of the Burmese government to take court action to increase his sentence raises yet more doubts about British government claims that by befriending the government of Burma they will have more influence to improve human rights […]

May 2, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Win Myint, Kan Min Thar and Tun Oo Still Jailed in Burma

Burma Campaign UK today called on Hugo Swire MP, British Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Burma, to pressure the military-backed government in Burma to secure the unconditional release of Win Myint, Kan Min Thar, Tun Oo and all remaining political prisoners […]

March 1, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

4,000 Strong Petition Calls For Thein Sein To Release All Political Prisoners

Burma Campaign UK today delivered a petition with 4,000 signatures to the Burmese Embassy in London, calling on President Thein Sein to ensure the release of all political prisoners in Burma.

The Burmese Embassy refused to accept the petition, but Burma Campaign UK left it in the Embassy anyway […]

February 27, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Military Ties With Libya, Somalia and Burma Must Have Human Rights Safeguards

Amnesty international has warned that any new military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.

The UK’s “International Defence Engagement Strategy”, announced today by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, outlines a 20-year non-combat strategy with first examples to include “establishing a Defence Attaché and Defence Section in the British Embassy in Burma” […]

February 7, 2013  •  By Amnesty International UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

British MPs Support Rohingya Motion In Parliament

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed Early Day Motion 838 on Burma, tabled by members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma (APPG Burma). So far 57 MPs across all parties have signed the motion, calling for international observers, full international access to deliver humanitarian aid, and the repeal of the racist 1982 citizenship law in Burma. An Early Day Motion (EDM) is a kind of parliamentary petition […]

February 5, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Protest Law With Genuine Rights and Freedom is Needed in Burma

Burma Campaign UK today urged the Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP to call in the Burmese ambassador to Britain to question him regarding why people are still being arrested under the right to protest law in Burma. Burma Campaign UK also urged the Foreign Office Minister to demand the military-backed government pass a protest law with genuine rights to protest and to form a joint domestic and international board with the involvement of the UN to investigate the numbers of political prisoners remaining in Burma’s jails […]

January 16, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Deaths A War Crime – Thousands More In Danger

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government and United States to adopt a much more robust approach with the government of Burma in order to persuade President Thein Sein to halt Burmese Army attacks against the ethnic Kachin minority in Burma […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges UK Minister to Prioritise Human Rights During Trade Mission to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire MP, to highlight the continuing grave human rights abuses in Burma, including violations of freedom of religion or belief, as he leads a trade delegation to the country next week […]

December 7, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Chin Activists in London to Highlight Violations of Religious Freedom

A delegation of ethnic Chin activists from Burma will visit London this week, to highlight violations of religious freedom by the government in Burma […]

September 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤