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Posts Tagged ‘UK’ (49 found)

UK Government Report: Human Rights Abuses Continue In Burma

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office published its Human Rights and Democracy report for 2011 on July 10th. The report highlights on-going serious human rights abuses in Burma, despite some welcome reforms, stating in its introduction: “2011 was marked by some unexpected and positive political developments in Burma, although significant long-term challenges remained” […]

July 11, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No political prisoners must remain in jail! Free Myint Aye!

On Tuesday this week, the military backed government in Burma announced the release of 25 political prisoners. Three recent released activists’ cases were highlighted, as part of Burma Campaign UK’s new campaign, No Political Prisoner Left Behind, which highlights a political prisoner case every month […]

July 5, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BROUK Addresses British Parliament on Arakan Crisis

The President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Tun Khin together with Benedict Rogers (East Asia Team Leader, Christian Solidarity Worldwide) and Chris Lewa (Co-co-ordinator for Arakan Project) presented evidence of the persecution of Rohingyas in Arakan State at a meeting in the British Parliament today. The meeting was chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma, and focused on the current crisis in Arakan State, Burma […]

June 27, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Crisis in Arakan State Highlighted in British Parliament

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Arakan State, western Burma, was highlighted today in the British Parliament at a meeting chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma.

Speakers included Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Maung Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, and Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project […]

June 27, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Must Double Refugee Funding In Response To Suu Kyi Call

Burma Campaign UK today called on Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, to respond to Aung San Suu Kyi’s call in her Nobel Peace Prize speech for increased funding for refugees from Burma by doubling funding for the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC), which provides food and shelter to the refugees […]

June 16, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Activists Still Remain In Jail – Free Shwe Htoo!

Burma Campaign UK today strongly urged Jeremy Browne MP, British Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Burma, to pressure the military backed government to agree to the formation of a joint domestic and international board with the involvement of the UN, to investigate how many political prisoners remain in Burma’s jails […]

June 8, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Hague’s Pragmatic Message on Burma

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed British Foreign Secretary William Hague’s upbeat but pragmatic message on political progress in Burma during his visit to the country. It is the first visit to Burma by a British Foreign Secretary in 55 years […]

January 6, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) Celebrates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Birthday

Burma’s democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19 June 1945 from the parents General Aung San, Burma’s independence hero and Daw Khin Kyi. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s renowned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate turns 66th on 19 June 2011 as the very first time ever as the free person after several years of house arrest. We salute her courage. She really is the icon of the Burmese people’s struggle for freedom and non-violent movement. She gives us hope, confidence and faith in our aspiration for democracy […]

June 19, 2011  •  By Burma Democratic Concern  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Increase in UK Aid to Burma

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed what will amount to a doubling of UK aid to Burma. News of the increase was reported by The Independent today. Burma Campaign UK has been lobbying the British government to continue increasing aid to Burma, which was a commitment of the previous Labour government, and which had been supported by the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats while in opposition […]

February 14, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Foreign Secretary: Dismissal of National League for Democracy appeal in Burma “deeply disappointing”

The Burmese Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, against its dissolution in May 2010 under draconian election laws. Reacting to the decision, the Foreign Secretary said: “This is deeply disappointing, if not unexpected, news. Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy […]

January 28, 2011  •  By UK Foreign Office Secretary William Hague  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤