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World focus on Burma (16 November 2008)

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Myanmar Activists Moved To Separate Prisons – Relatives
EasyBourse.com, France –
YANGON, Myanmar (AFP)–Myanmar authorities have split up pro-democracy activists who were given long jail terms this week and transferred them to different …

Asean must nudge 2 states on rights
Business Mirror, Philippines –
He said the human rights body has been accepted as essential by members Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei. …

Myanmar activists sentenced to long prison terms
International Herald Tribune, France –
… according to Aung Din, co-founder of the Washington-based US Campaign for Burma, which lobbies for political change in Myanmar, also called Burma. …

Child Warriors Around The World — Manipulation Without End
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic –
Following the latest wave of violence in Burma, Human Rights Watch published a report detailing how the military regime in this Asian country recruits …

Dissident Leaders Transferred to Remote Prisons
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… were transferred from Rangoon’s Insein Prison to remote prisons around Burma on Saturday night and early Sunday morning—with more prisoners expected to …

Foodie Freak: Considering genetically modified foods
Lake County News, CA –
Relief efforts to Burma/Myanmar after last year’s typhoon demonstrates this vividly: We had the food to give the starving people but their own government …

Burma Cracks Down on Media, Democracy Activists
About – News & Issues, NY –
Remember that devastating cyclone that hit Burma/Myanmar on May 2, and the ensuing misery because the junta refused to let international aid come into the …

SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Opposition to Mekong Dams Overflows at Meet
Inter Press Service, Italy –
For his part, Burmese environmental activist Sai Sai noted the big gap between the government, dam builders and local communities. …

Burma, Iraq, and the Need for an Effective UN
Center for Research on Globalization, Canada –
And neighbors China and India—motivated by selfish economic concerns—look the other way at the Burmese junta’s horrendous human rights abuses. …

Myanmar opposition leaders receive 65-year prison terms

JURIST –

Human rights groups have estimated that more than 2100 Burmese have been imprisoned for their religious and political beliefs despite the government’s …

Linking arms in fight against terrorism
Sunday Times.lk, Sri Lanka –

The two ASEAN members are Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) and they provide the link between the two Asian regions that Manmohan Singh mentioned. …

Partners in Oppression
منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان –
In Burma, the initial government restrictions on the activities of foreign humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies in the wake of Cyclone …

Burma Jails Journalist for 2 Years for Covering Cyclone Victims
Voice of America –
Cyclone Nargis battered Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta in early May, leaving around 130000 people dead or missing. Media rights group Reporters Without Borders …

Burma: US Consumers Should Avoid Banned Gems
منظمة هيومان رايتس ووتش – حقوق الانسان –
… of Burmese companies that are involved in the gem business, including the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company (a military-owned conglomerate), …

Colors of freedom: Works of Burmese artist, a Fargo transplant, on …
Grand Forks Herald, ND –
Tun was born in Burma, also know as Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia that the US CIA says “suffers from pervasive government controls, …

Myanmar sentences 9 more activists to prison
The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced an additional nine pro-democracy activists to 65-year prison terms, relatives and …

Bush, Burma, & An Effective UN
OpEdNews, PA –
… discussing Burma and when a UN envoy said he planned to discuss the prospect of talks between the junta and opposition political leader Aung San Suu Kyi …

Myanmar opposition leaders get long jail terms: relatives
AFP –

YANGON (AFP) — One of Myanmar’s most prominent activists was sentenced to 65 years in jail along with two other pro-democracy leaders in connection with the …



Written by Lwin Aung Soe

November 16, 2008 at 3:42 am

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