Burma/Myanmar Delegation Expresses Support for the Special Rapporteur’s Report to the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

A panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday looked at the recommendations made by Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar, in his report to the Council and supported the need for further reforms in the country.

Growing humanitarian crisis and horrible human rights abuses in Kachin area

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This is a testimony by Ah Noh of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand to the US Congress on 28 Feb, 2013.

Firstly I would like to say thank you to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for inviting me to testify today.

I am from Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, home of the Kachin people and most of click here cialis from india the Christian minority of Burma. In June 2011, the Burmese Army broke a 17-year long ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (also called KIA). Since then, troops from over 140 Burmese battalions have launched a violent operation in Kachin state and Northern Shan state, using heavy artillery and aircraft.  Over 100,000 people have been displaced, including my 78-year-old grandmother, who spent her earlier life fleeing the civil war, and is once again homeless.

Civil Society Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Address Serious Human Rights Challenges in Burma/Myanmar

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Civil society organizations from Burma/Myanmar are urging the buy cialis australia United Nations Human Rights Council 22nd session to address the serious human rights violations that are challenging the country’s reform process.

Today, 22 organizations released a statement outlining ongoing human rights violations, including sexual violence, torture, arbitrary arrest and extrajudicial killings, and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. The statement urges the Council to maintain its resolution on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar under item 4 as “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention” rather than lowering it to item 10, which would reduce the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar from monitoring to that of technical assistance.

Demanding justice in the case of Kachin villager Sumlut Roi Ja

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altWe are writing to demand justice in the case of Kachin villager, Sumlut Roi Ja, aged 28, who has disappeared since being arbitrarily arrested by the Burma Army.

On October 28, 2011, Sumlut Roi Ja was arrested by Burma Army soldiers while farming near her village Hkai Bang, Momauk township, close to the China border. Her husband and best canadian pharmacy father-in-law witnessed her being forced at gunpoint to discount soft cialis carry corn to their camp, an outpost of Battalion 321 at Mubum. She was seen at the camp by several witnesses, but has since disappeared.  

An update on atrocities in KAchin State

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In June 2011, seven months after the recommended site levitra soft gel first ones in so many years, elections seen as turning point in Burma’s path to democracy, the government’s army launched a war in Kachin State, breaking the seventeen year long ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The government is fighting for control of best online levitra the KIA area because of its lucrative Chinese hydropower projects in the region.
President U Thein Sein has ordered the Burmese Army to stop the attacks in Kachin State twice, on 10 December 2011 and 13 January 2012. However, the army has actually intensified the fighting after these orders were sent. Moreover, the KIA and the Government Peace Committee met three times but the army continues sending more troops, and fighting has continued. During the buying levitra in canada ceasefire there were 55 Burmese government army battalions stationed in Kachin but now, since the fighting began, over a hundred more battalions have been added to the region. The new government is using wrongful methods in solving ethnic conflict making national reconciliation even more difficult.

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi by KWAT

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Oppen letter to Aung San Suu Kyi by KWAT

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Kachin women denouncing offensive by the Burmese Army and atrocities against Kachin people

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We, the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), strongly denounce the Burmese military’s offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and atrocities against civilians including rape, murder and abduction of young men. The Burmese military attack to a KIA post in Eastern Kachin State on buying viagra without prescription the 9th June 2011 and subsequent fighting has driven thousands of civilians out of their homes into the Kachin-China border areas. KWAT is outraged about the implication of the offensive to the Kachin  people, in particular, for the impact on women and children in he areas. KWAT demands the immediate stop of the offensive by the Burmese military against Kachin and other ethnic groups.

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