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Suu Kyi Launches Detention Appeal
World  (tags: Burma, Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 1823 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Aung San Suu Kyi has launched an appeal against the extension of her house arrest. "Altogether there are 11 reasons for the appeal, but the main thing we will point out is about the constitution," her chief lawyer Kyi Win said.
How Do You Apply Pressure on Burma?
World  (tags: Burma, Political Prisoners, Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 1841 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Britain is to propose a UN arms embargo on Burma, but is facing an uphill struggle as the world once again divides on how to deal with a dictatorial and repressive regime. Some governments will press for more pressure on Burma through increased sanctions
Burma:
World  (tags: Burma/Myanmar, Dicktatorship, United Nations impotence )

Ben
- 1873 days ago - irrawaddy.org
The Burmese military junta is "playing a game" with the international community as well as the United Nations, "a frustrated and disappointed" Dr Sein Win, the prime minister of the Burmese government in exile, urged world leaders to...
Burma: Suu Kyi Trial Held in 'Climate of Censorship'
World  (tags: Burma, Dicktatorship, Censorship )

Ben
- 1887 days ago - english.dvb.no
)-Media watchdogs have condemned the sentencing of a Burmese journalist reporting on the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, and said that coverage of the trial is "very much biased" with reporters subject to intimidation.
Burma: Than Shwe Maneuvers to Retain Power
World  (tags: Burma/Myanmar, Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 1894 days ago - irrawaddy.org
If Burma's State Peace Development Council (SPDC) holds a successful election in 2010, the Burmese people will lose all hope of freedom and the generals who now rule the country will retain their power...
Burma: Troops Block Civilians Fleeing Conflict
World  (tags: Burma/Myanmar, Dicktatorship, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Democracy NOW! )

Ben
- 1904 days ago - irrawaddy.org
Karen villagers trying to reach the relative safety of Thailand after weeks of heavy fighting in Karen State are trapped and hiding in the jungle, as Burmese junta troops and their allies try to prevent them from joining the four thousand civilians...
China: Police Surround Tiananmen Square
World  (tags: China, Tiananmen Square massacre, Human Rights Failure, Censorship, )

Ben
- 1915 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Chinese police have ringed Tiananmen Square, to prevent people marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre. The clampdown came as China angrily rejected calls for a review of the 1989 crackdown in which hundreds, possibly thousands, were killed...
China Rights 'Worsened', Says US
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 2012 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The US state department has criticised China in an annual report on human rights around the world. China's human rights record worsened in some areas despite the country hosting the Beijing Olympics, the report said.
Saudi Arabia: Free Political Prisoners
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Dicktatorship, Corruption )

Ben
- 2145 days ago - hrw.org
Human Rights Watch: Many Criminals Granted Amnesty, but Activists Remain in Prison. The Saudi government should free unlawfully detained political activists. Although Saudi prison officials said that they had amnestied 1,000 convicted criminals...
Jordan: Torture in Prisons Routine and Widespread
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 2146 days ago - hrw.org
"Torture in Jordan's prison system is widespread even two years after King Abdullah called for reforms to stop it once and for all," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch. "The mechanisms for preventing torture by holding torturers accountable..."
Protest to Mark 13th Year of Aung San Suu Kyi's Confinement
World  (tags: Burma/Myanmar, Human Rights Violations, Dicktatorship )

Ben
- 2146 days ago - mizzima.com
On October 24, Burmese activists along with the Burma Campaign UK (BCUK) are set to hand over the giant key during a planned protest that will call for the release of political prisoners in Burma, including Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Burma: The Revolution That Didn't Happen
World  (tags: Burma/Myanmar, Dicktatorship, Democracy, Corruption, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Ben
- 2162 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
It was dubbed the Saffron Revolution. Last September thousands of monks marched down the streets of Rangoon to call for democratic change. They pledged to "wipe the military dictatorship from the land of Burma", and as the days went by...
Burma: Saffron Revolution Day
World  (tags: Burma, Dicktatorship, Oppression, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Ben
- 2164 days ago - abc.net.au
It has now been a year since Burma's military junta brutally put down the so-called Saffron Revolution led by thousands of Buddhist monks, demanding democratic and economic reform. According to the United Nations, 30 monks and other protesters died..
   

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