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Posts Tagged ‘United Kingdom’ (22 found)

UK Says Investigation Required Into Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a statement by Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi, that ‘independent investigative work’ is required ‘for an informed assessment as to whether ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity have been committed.’ However, words need to be turned into action or they will simply amount […]

June 6, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report – Burma

The political and economic reforms that began in 2011 continued during 2012 under President Thein Sein. The UK Government’s approach is one of cautious engagement, welcoming and encouraging reform while paying close attention to the human rights situation […]

April 22, 2013  •  By Foreign and Commonwealth Office  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free U Gambira! British Government Must Take Action

Burma Campaign UK today urged the Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP to make the unconditional release of U Gambira and all the remaining political prisoners one of his main priorities on his visit to Burma next week.

Despite increasing human rights violations in Burma, the main purpose of Hugo Swire’s visit is to lead a trade mission, not promote human rights. Burma Campaign UK is urging Hugo Swire MP to insist on visiting U Gambira in jail to assess where he is being held and that he has access to medical care and medicines […]

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

No Political Prisoner Left Behind – Free Thant Zaw!

Burma Campaign UK today urged Jeremy Browne MP, British Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Burma, to do more to persuade the military-backed government in Burma to release all remaining political prisoners in Burma […]

April 27, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Sanctions Suspension – Timelines and Benchmarks Needed

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed an announcement by British Prime Minister David Cameron that Britain will not support EU sanctions against Burma being lifted. He has proposed sanctions be suspended instead. Germany and other EU members had been pushing for all sanctions except the arms embargo to be lifted immediately […]

April 13, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Government – No Review or Dilution of Burma Sanctions Yet

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a statement by the British government that they will not review or dilute Burma sanctions yet. The statement follows the disappointingly low number of political prisoners released in an amnesty last Wednesday […]

October 18, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Protests to Mark Burma’s 8888 Nationwide Uprising

People from Burma living in foreign countries today organise a demonstration rally to mark the anniversary of what has been also known as the ‘People Power Uprising’ against the military regime on 8 August 1988 […]

August 8, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Must Take Lead to Secure UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma, Says TUC

The TUC is today calling on the UK Government to take the lead in securing consensus for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity by the regime in Burma. The EU is currently drafting the UN General Assembly resolution on Burma which is an excellent opportunity […]

August 2, 2011  •  By Trades Union Congress  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Petition Calling for UN Commission of Inquiry Delivered to British Foreign Office

A petition with 5,323 signatures calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma and organized by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and Partners Relief and Development, was delivered to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) today […]

May 7, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Partners Relief and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime Attacks Civilians In Shan State – UK Must Act

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government to publicly condemn the dictatorship in Burma for breaking ceasefire agreements with ethnic organisations in Burma, including breaking the ceasefire with the Shan State Army – North. The dictatorship in Burma is threatening to plunge the country into conflict […]

May 5, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤