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last update: march 25th, 2010

march 25th, 2010

Executive Director Alex Wagner Op-Ed: "The Curious Case of Nyi Nyi Aung"

"Six months ago, a man named Nyi Nyi Aung landed at the Yangon International Airport in Burma. He had come to Burma in the hopes of visiting his mother, who is currently in jail for pro-democracy activities and sick with cancer. Before he could clear customs, Aung's baggage cart was seized by airport personnel and he was told to come into their offices to answer some "personal questions." Although Aung has a background as a human rights activist, and was a prominent leader during Burma's 1988 uprising, he had broken no laws. Perhaps more importantly, Aung is also an American citizen, which should have provided some insurance against wrongful incarceration."

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march 22nd, 2010

Report: "Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma: Options for US Policy"

"As the Obama administration turns to the thorny issue of engaging Burma’s authoritarian government, a new Asia Society Task Force report offers a detailed strategy that positions the United States to respond effectively and flexibly to the twists and turns that a potential transition in Burma may take over time. The stakes are high. With Burma’s military leaders preparing to convene elections later this year, a comprehensive U.S. approach—taken in concert with regional and international partners—provides the best hope for bringing Burma into the world community. The Task Force’s report, entitled Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma: Options for U.S. Policy, recommends framing U.S. policy toward Burma based on changes taking place in the country with careful consideration of how the instruments at its disposal, including both the engagement and sanctions sides of the equation, can be tapped to encourage political and economic reform."

 

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last updated october 13th, 2009

october 13th, 2009

Zimbabwe Prosecutors Seek to Indict MDC's Bennett

"Zimbabwean prosecutors applied Tuesday to indict senior MDC official Roy Bennett to face trial on terrorism charges, which could see him detained, his lawyer said."

october 12th, 2009

Sudan's SPLM Threatens to Boycott Parliament

"Sudan's junior partners in government threatened on Monday to boycott the last parliamentary session before an election unless President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's party implements a north-south peace deal."

october 7th, 2009

Update: Rights Group Defends Report Over Darfur Violence

"Human Rights Watch says it stands by its report which stated that the war in Sudan's restive Darfur region has not ended.

 

The report sharply contradicted earlier observations from the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which claimed the violence, has ended."

october 7th, 2009

Mugabe Plans to Evict All White Farmers; Lobby Group Protests

"A Zimbabwean farmers’ lobby group has condemned a proposal by President Robert Mugabe to evict remaining white farmers from their land before elections are held within two years."

october 7th, 2009

Award Honors Former Burmese Political Prisoner

"A former Burmese political prisoner and current head of an exiled prisoner advocacy group has been named one of four people to receive a top international human rights award.

 

Bo Kyi, head of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) was today awarded the Alison Des Forges Defender Award for Extraordinary Activism by Human Rights Watch (HRW)."

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