The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) issued Statement No. 2/2013 on the conflict in Kachin State Thursday, The New Light of Myanmar said today. The Commission said in its statement that the Union Peace-Making Committee and KIO delegation were able to issue a joint statement at the peace talks held at Shweli (Ruili) of...
Burma, also known as Myanmar, President Thein Sein met his Italian counterpart Mr. Giorgeo Napolitano at Quieinale Palace in Rome, Italy Wednesday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Friday. The two presidents discussed the current political and economic reforms, protection of human rights, and development of peacemaking in Burma. They also talked about...
About 40 protesters held a demonstration at the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok Tuesday to denounce the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State. The protesters, members of the Kachin community in Bangkok and representatives from the Overseas National Students of Burma, read out a statement and the text of a letter addressed to...
Human Rights Special Rapporteur Mr Thomas Ojea Quintana on his Burma tour from 21 to 25 August separately met Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, National Parliament Speaker Khin Aung Myint, Union Chief Justice Tun Tun Oo, Chairman of the Union Election Commission Tin Aye, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Union Minister...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N. human rights envoy to Burma said Thursday at the end of his visit to the country its new government should release all political prisoners. Burma installed a nominally civilian government in March but still holds more than 2,000 political prisoners. Releasing them is a “central and necessary step toward...
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