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Posts Tagged ‘United States’ (123 found)

US Congress Calls on Burmese Regime to Recognize Rohingyas as “Full and Equal” Citizens of Burma

US Congressman Christopher Smith has today introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling on Burma’s military regime to immediately recognize the Rohingya people “as full and equal citizens of Burma”, and to lift all restrictions on movement, marriage and access to education. The resolution also calls for an end to the regime’s campaign of religious and ethnic persecution “amounting to crimes against humanity throughout Burma” […]

September 30, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 29: 2010 Election Watch (21-27 September)


  • The SPDC Election Commission rejected the transcripts for the TV and radio campaign messages of the Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics, the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar), and the Democratic Party (Myanmar) […]
September 29, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US/ASEAN: Three Years After Crackdown, No Justice in Burma

US and Southeast Asian leaders meeting in New York this week should press the Burmese government to end an escalating campaign of repression, release political prisoners, and begin a dialogue with opposition groups ahead of Burma’s coming flawed elections, Human Rights Watch said today. September marks the third anniversary of the brutal 2007 crackdown on peaceful protests led by monks and known as the “Saffron Revolution.”

September 24, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 28: 2010 Election Watch (14-20 September)


  • The SPDC Election Commission announced that polls would not be held in 3,314 Villages in Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, and Shan States because “they are in no position to host free and fair elections.”
  • The SPDC Election Commission rejected the application of 14 Kachin State Progressive Party members to run as independent candidates […]
September 22, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 26: 2010 Election Watch (31 August – 6 September)


  • The Zomi National Congress and the Committee Representing the People’s Parliament decided to boycott the elections.
  • SPDC authorities in Dala Township, Rangoon Division, briefly detained an NLD organizer for distributing leaflets that urged people not to vote in the elections […]
September 8, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US Supports UN Inquiry in Burma; Others Must Follow Suit

Last Tuesday, the Obama administration declared their support for a UN commission of inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma. Activists, think tanks, and UN officials, including UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Tomás Ojea Quintana and his predecessors Paulo Pinherio and Yozo Yokota, have long called for this commission of inquiry in order to move towards justice and peace in Burma.[…]

August 23, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

WLB Applauds the Call from the USA to End Impunity in Burma

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the decisive decision from the Obama Administration on August 18, calling for a Commission of Inquiry on Burma.

The US joined the growing number of countries refusing to turn a blind eye any longer and called for the establishment of an inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma […]

August 20, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

USA Backs UN Burma Crimes Inquiry – Now EU Must Support

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed US backing for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, and called on European Union members to also express support […]

August 18, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. supports creation of U.N. commission of inquiry into war crimes in Burma

The Obama administration decided Tuesday to support the creation of a United Nations commission of inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma, a sign of a tougher U.S. policy against a regime long accused of murdering and raping its political foes […]

August 18, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes US Support for Commission of Inquiry on Burma and Urges EU Action

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the decision by the United States to support the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity in Burma. CSW is calling on members of the European Union to pledge their support at the UN […]

August 18, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤