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last update: august 11th, 2009

august 11th, 2009

World Leaders, Governing Bodies Condemn Suu Kyi Prison Sentence

On Tuesday, leaders from the US, UK, France, Italy, Canada, South Africa, and Malaysia criticized the decision to sentence Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months under house arrest. Regional bodies, including the EU and ASEAN, said Suu Kyi's incarceration calls into question the legitimacy of the ruling military regime's planned 2010 elections. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon issued a statement saying he "strongly deplored" the decision and called on the Burmese military government "to immediately and unconditionally release" the Nobel Laureate, and to "engage with her without delay as an essential partner in the process of national reconciliation."


Follow the jump for a full press round-up of the global outcry over the Suu Kyi verdict.

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june 2nd, 2009

Not On Our Watch Grant to UNICEF to Support Zimbabwean Child Refugee Protection Programs

“I've seen first-hand how dire the situation is for Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa. Women are being raped, orphaned children have no protection, and thousands of people are without even the most basic supplies. Every-day survival has become a harrowing task,” said Not On Our Watch board member Matt Damon. “As the situation in Zimbabwe remains unresolved, the international community must stop sitting on the sidelines and instead take action to help those who need it most. Not On Our Watch is proud to support UNICEF's work in this critical time.”

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last updated october 19th, 2009

october 19th, 2009

Sudan Rebel Accused of Peacekeeper Deaths at Hague

"International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors said on Monday Sudanese Darfur rebel leader Bahr Idriss Abu Garda deliberately ordered the killing of 12 African Union peacekeepers, leaving civilians unprotected."

october 19th, 2009

Obama Offers Sudan Incentives to End Darfur 'Genocide'

"US President Barack Obama unveiled a new policy on Sudan Monday and warned Khartoum of more US pressure if it failed to respond to his fresh incentives to stop 'genocide' and 'abuses' in Darfur."

october 18th, 2009

Aid Workers Freed in Darfur

"Two foreign aid workers seized at gunpoint more than three months ago in Sudan's Darfur were released Sunday by their captors in the third--and longest--kidnapping of aid workers in the arid region."

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."

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