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last update: may 13th, 2009

may 13th, 2009

Report, Statements Address Plight of Burma's Political Prisoners

Amid recent news reports detailing the continued detention and worsening health of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Western media, governing bodies, international and local NGOs have issued statements calling for immediate aid to Burmese political prisoners. On May 11, the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released a report outlining the hardships faced by these prisoners, entitled: "Burma's Prisons and Labor Camps: Silent Killing Fields." Following this, the EU issued a statement calling on the Burmese regime to provide Suu Kyi with proper medical attention. On May 13, Amnesty International released a statement condemning the lack of care given to political prisoners.

 

Follow the jump for links to the report and these statements, as well as to a petition in support of Burma's political prisoners.

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april 20th, 2009

Desmond Tutu Burma Op-Ed: "What Burma Needs From the White House"

"When President Obama was elected, I was filled with hope that America would regain the moral standing to aid those who are impoverished and oppressed around the world. I have since rejoiced to see him reversing the most obnoxious policies of the Bush administration--by ending torture, announcing the closure of the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and engaging the world on climate change, to name just a few. But there is another issue on which America's moral leadership is desperately needed, and here, it must be acknowledged, President Bush was on the side of the angels: the struggle for human rights and justice in Burma."

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last updated october 16th, 2009

october 16th, 2009

Video: Zimbabwe MDC 'In Unity Boycott'

"Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said his MDC party has 'disengaged' from the unity government over the treatment of his senior aide."

Follow the jump for further text from the article, as well as a link to a video of Tsvangirai's statements.

october 15th, 2009

London Warns North-South Row Threatens Sudan Elections

"London warned after talks in Sudan on Wednesday that persistent differences between the country's civil war foes threaten to further delay long-promised elections."

october 15th, 2009

Update: Zimbabwe Imprisons and Indicts Opponent

"Roy Bennett, a leader of the political party that long fought Zimbabwe’s president but now shares power with him, was sent back to prison on Wednesday in the eastern city of Mutare and formally indicted on terrorism charges."

october 14th, 2009

Update: Bashir’s Sudan Party Discounts SPLM Parliamentary Threats

"The National Congress Party (NCP) has accused the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) of acting in bad faith for threatening to withdraw its members from parliament."

october 13th, 2009

Security Council Lengthen Mandate of Experts Monitoring Darfur Sanctions

"The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions imposed over the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur."

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