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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 16th, 2009

september 16th, 2009

Suu Kyi Barred From Courtroom

"Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been denied entrance to the Rangoon courtroom where she is due to lodge an appeal against her conviction, according to her lawyer."

september 16th, 2009

Long While Before Bilateral Aid: Zimbabwe Finance Minister

""Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Wednesday it would be a 'long while' before the country, struggling to pull itself out of an economic crisis, received bilateral assistance.

 

Biti also told a mining conference Zimbabwe could not return to using the local dollar--abandoned at the start of the year after hyperinflation rendered it worthless--until the economy could support the currency."

 

Follow the jump for more text from the article, as well as links to further articles regarding the status of the Zimbabwean economy.

september 16th, 2009

Darfur Insurgents Kill 3 Sudan Police in Ambush

"Insurgents killed three Sudanese policemen in an ambush in the country's Darfur region, a police chief said on Wednesday."

september 16th, 2009

Despite Unity Deal, Zimbabwe Struggles to Confront Problems

"Zimbabwe's fragile power-sharing deal faces an uncertain future, one year after an agreement was signed between President Robert Mugabe and his political rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai."

september 15th, 2009

Crackdown on Burmese Dissidents in Chiang Mai

"Thai police officers on Sunday raided the offices of several exiled Burmese opposition groups including the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, the Burmese Women’s Union and the National Health and Education Committee."

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