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Burma: Torture Is State Policy

Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 4:58 pm | Terry Evans

New testimony from political prisoners released under a general amnesty in Burma last week underlines the systematic patterns of abuse and torture of political detainees. In an interview with exile media group Democratic Voice of Burma, former student ... More >>

the journalist who won’t be silenced

Friday, 25 September 2009, 1:08 pm | Terry Evans

The Rafto Prize for 2009 goes to journalist and human rights activist Malahat Nasibova. Nasibova has been awarded the prize for her courageous and unwavering struggle for a free and independent press. Risking her own safety, she reports on abuse of power, ... More >>

Burma: 2,000 Political Prisoners Remain

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 12:02 pm | Terry Evans

During August 2009 a total of 31 activists were arrested. At least 137 political prisoners are in poor health due to the harsh prison conditions, transfers to remote prisons where there are no doctors, and the denial of proper medical care. More >>

Burma: 87 Political Prisoners Released

Monday, 21 September 2009, 1:31 pm | Terry Evans

Listed below are the names of the 87 political prisoners released this week from 16 different prisons in Burma. The 87 released include: 36 members of the National League for Democracy, 3 MPs; 15 women; 11 former political prisoners; 4 monks; 4 ... More >>

Burma: Junta Hiding Multi-Billion Dollar Revenues

Monday, 14 September 2009, 11:51 am | Terry Evans

EarthRights International (ERI) released two reports this week linking oil giants Total and Chevron to forced labor, killings, high-level corruption and authoritarianism in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar). For the first time, ERI reveals that the military ... More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi Held in "Gulag-like Conditions"

Friday, 10 July 2009, 11:23 am | Terry Evans

The British intelligence service MI6 has reported that the world's most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is being held in "gulag-like conditions" while being tried at Rangoon's infamous Insein prison. More >>

Burmese Generals Show Their Hand

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 9:46 am | Terry Evans

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leaving Burma empty-handed, having failed to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi or win any concessions from General Than Shwe, the head of the ruling junta. More >>

Ban Ki-Moon Wary Of Burmese Generals

Wednesday, 1 July 2009, 4:25 pm | Terry Evans

The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will travel to Burma on Friday to press the ruling junta on democratic reforms. Ban Ki- Moon will arrive in Burma on the day the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to resume. Suu ... More >>

Burma: News Blackout on North Korean Ship

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 1:11 pm | Terry Evans

The Burmese junta's censorship board has banned all internal media from publishing news about the Kang Nam 1 - a North Korean ship scheduled to dock near Rangoon in the next few days. The Kang Nam 1 is believed to be carrying arms and potentially ... More >>

Burmese Junta's Growing Nuclear Ambition

Tuesday, 23 June 2009, 12:03 pm | Terry Evans

A 2,000-ton North Korean cargo ship is scheduled to dock at Thilawa port, near Rangoon, in the next few days. The Kang Nam 1 left a North Korean port on Wednesday, and passed along the coast of China. A US Navy destroyer has been tracking the ship since its ... More >>

New Defence Witnesses to Appear in Suu Kyi Trial

Friday, 19 June 2009, 1:09 pm | Terry Evans

Burma’s High Court granted a request yesterday allowing two more defence witnesses to testify before the special court trying Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon's Insein Prison. More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi's Letter To Court

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 1:19 pm | Terry Evans

The full text of statement submitted by the National League for Democracy leader General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the court regarding the case charged against her, as per section 256 of the Criminal Procedure Code. More >>

Urged Release Of Burma's Political Prisoners

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 2:44 pm | Terry Evans

A global campaign for the release of Burma’s political prisoners has secured over 650,000 petition signatures in just ten weeks, according to campaign organisers. Signatures have come from 220 countries and territories. "This is the largest global ... More >>

Web Campaign Supports Burma's Pro-Democracy Leader

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 1:13 pm | Terry Evans

Press Release: Terry Evans 2 June 2009 A new website, launched with the backing of major celebrities and a coalition of NGOs, has been launched to support Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. More >>

Defence Witness Appear in Suu Kyi Trial

Sunday, 31 May 2009, 2:16 pm | Terry Evans

Aung San Suu Kyi's single permitted defence witness appeared before the special court on Thursday. Kyi Win, a legal expert, argued there was no basis for the charge that Suu Kyi had violated the terms of her house arrest. The court had earlier rejected ... More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi Takes the Stand

Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 10:00 pm | Terry Evans

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest, testified for the first time on Tuesday. After six days of evidence from prosecution witnesses, Suu Kyi told the court that she committed no crime by ... More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial - Day Six

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 4:46 pm | Terry Evans

Day six of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial has been adjourned after her defence counsel cross-examine five prosecution witnesses. More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi Hoping for Better Days

Friday, 22 May 2009, 4:26 pm | Terry Evans

Pressure from ASEAN calling for an open and fair trial for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi seemed to have dented the generals’ resolve, at least temporarily. On Wednesday 10 journalists, from both local and international news agencies, were ... More >>

Day Two Of Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial

Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 1:40 pm | Terry Evans

Day two of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial saw prosecution witnesses from the Criminal Investigation Department and Immigration Department give evidence before a special court in Rangoon’s Insein Prison. More >>

Aung San Suu Kyi IS Seriously Ill

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 11:30 am | Terry Evans

Burma's opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has expressed grave concerns about the health of its detained leader. Aung San Suu Kyi has been on an intravenous drip since Friday suffering from dehydration and low blood pressure. More >>