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Report on Burma's 2200 Political Prisoners

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 10:11 am | Terry Evans

The attached report, "Release Over 2200 Political Prisoners NOW!" was completed in January 2011 by twelve groups working to promote democracy, human rights and national reconciliation inside Burma. The authors face the threat of arrest and imprisonment, ... More >>

UN To Review Burma's Appalling Human Rights Record

Tuesday, 25 January 2011, 1:12 pm | Terry Evans

The Burmese junta's appalling human rights record will receive close scrutiny this week, as the United Nations conducts a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Burma. The UPR operates under the UN Human Rights Council, and is charged with reviewing ... More >>

Burmese Junta Boot-Stamp Election Result

Monday, 29 November 2010, 4:09 pm | Terry Evans

Burma's "thought police" have wasted no time in imposing new laws to restrict freedom of speech for Members of Parliament in the new government. Earlier this month, the military's political arm - the Union Solidarity and Development Party - swept to ... More >>

Burma's Remaining Political Prisoners

Monday, 22 November 2010, 9:41 am | Terry Evans

With Aung San Suu Kyi's recent release, the focus has now shifted to the plight of Burma's remaining 2,202 prisoners of conscience.The generals have been busy since the monk-led Saffron Revolution of 2007. In an effort to stamp out dissent, the number ... More >>

Burmese Doublethink

Friday, 5 November 2010, 4:16 pm | Terry Evans

In 1989 the ruling junta took a pasting during the last election held in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy garnered 80% of the popular vote. However Burma's generals had no desire to give up their privileged position More >>

Burmese Dissident Websites Attacked

Friday, 1 October 2010, 3:17 pm | Terry Evans

This week massive cyber attacks swamped several websites supporting the Burmese pro-democracy movement. Major attacks came from Chinese IP addresses. Smaller assaults came from Russia, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Turkey, the US and Australia. More >>

Burmese Junta's Election Jive

Thursday, 16 September 2010, 1:45 pm | Terry Evans

Today the ruling Burmese junta has disbanded the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD, led by detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, had planned to boycott the November 7 election campaign. More >>

Burma's first election in twenty years

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 7:23 pm | Terry Evans

The Election Commission made a brief statement on the radio and television announcing the poll date. It also called on political parties to submit their candidate lists between August 16 and August 30. More >>

Burmese Junta Funded By Chevron, Total, And PTTEP

Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 11:25 am | Terry Evans

The Burmese junta are using massive gas revenues from Chevron, Total and PTTEP to fund it's fledgling nuclear weapons programme, according to a report published this week by the Paris-based human rights watchdog EarthRights International. More >>

The Burmese Nuclear Programme

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 4:25 pm | Terry Evans

A recent defection by Sai Thein Win, a former Burmese army major, has shed light on Burma's fledgling nuclear program. The papers and photographs he smuggled out of Burma detail experiments with specialised equipment needed to build a nuclear ... More >>

New Zealand protest about Burmese democracy

Friday, 4 June 2010, 11:49 am | Terry Evans

Today a group of Burmese refugees now resident in Auckland, Wellington and Nelson staged a protest on the steps of the New Zealand Parliament. They expressed their grave concern about the complete lack of freedom and democracy in Burma. Some protesters ... More >>

Burma's Lost 20 Years

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 4:11 pm | Terry Evans

Today is the 20th anniversary of the last general election held in Burma, when Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to an overwhelming election victory. Burma's new era of democracy was short-lived, as the military junta did ... More >>

Burmese Generals Neutralise Opponents

Thursday, 7 January 2010, 3:38 pm | Terry Evans

A Burmese freelance video reporter has been handed a 20-year prison sentence, bringing to 13 the number of imprisoned journalists and bloggers in Burma today. More >>

Denying Medical Treatment To Political Prisoners

Monday, 7 December 2009, 12:37 pm | Terry Evans

The military junta in Burma is systematically denying medical treatment to political prisoners. More >>

Burma: Oppression of Monks Continues

Thursday, 12 November 2009, 12:39 pm | Terry Evans

Currently some Western and Asian governments are considering the possibility of "pragmatic engagement" with Burma's ruling junta, the so-called State Peace and Development Council. However, the continuing crackdown on the Buddhist clergy should give these ... More >>

Release Of Female Aid Workers Abducted In Darfur

Monday, 19 October 2009, 10:27 am | Terry Evans

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan has welcomed the release on Sunday of two international aid workers who were kidnapped in the country's conflict-ridden region of Darfur three months ago. More >>

Iraq: Talks Over Contested Northern Boundaries

Monday, 19 October 2009, 10:26 am | Terry Evans

Talks on disputed internal Iraqi boundaries -- in the oil-rich, ethnically mixed north -- have made progress on measures to address concerns of local residents, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) announced today. More >>

Darfur: UN-African Union Peacekeepers Shot

Monday, 19 October 2009, 10:25 am | Terry Evans

Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded three peacekeepers, two critically, from the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in an attack on Saturday in the war-ravaged region on the western flank of the Sudan. More >>

Burma: Government Impunity For Crimes

Monday, 19 October 2009, 10:24 am | Terry Evans

The international community should withhold support for Burma's 2010 elections and not accept the results of the vote unless the government amends the country's constitution to end impunity for human rights violations, the International Centre for Transitional ... More >>

Burma: Junta's Online Warning To Buddhist Monks

Saturday, 17 October 2009, 11:39 am | Terry Evans

A military government website, “Kyaymon” [meaning “the mirror”], which operates as an online daily newspaper in Burmese has criticised two well-known Buddhist monks’ organisations and warned that the Burmese military authorities will take action against ... More >>

 

 

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