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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 september 25th, 2009

september 25th, 2009

Video: Mugabe: West 'Dividing Zimbabwe'

"President Robert Mugabe has accused the West of using 'filthy clandestine divisive antics' to undermine Zimbabwe's power-sharing government."


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september 24th, 2009

More Farm & Land Takeovers in Zimbabwe Amid New Hunger Warnings

"The US-based Famine Early Warning System Network has warned that food stocks will be depleted this month in western Zimbabwe where some 2 million people face hunger--this amid political agitation over a fresh wave of farm invasions and land grabs."

september 24th, 2009

Mugabe Doesn't See US Sanctions Lifted Soon

"Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday he was giving the US Obama administration time to lift sanctions its predecessor imposed on his country, saying he did not expect immediate action."

september 24th, 2009

US to Engage Burma's Junta

"The US plans to change its approach to Burma, enlisting a combination of sanctions and engagement in a fresh bid to persuade the ruling junta to allow more democratic freedoms, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday."

september 23rd, 2009

US Senator Calls Hearing on Burma Policy

"A key US Senator sharply critical of US economic sanctions on Burma announced Tuesday he would hold an October 1 hearing on their effectiveness in fostering democratic reforms there."

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