Tuesday, November 13, 2007

UN Resolution against Burma

Source: Irrawaddy News

Led by Portugal on behalf of the European Union, more than 40 countries have tabled a resolution at a key UN committee expressing concern about the human rights situation in Burma and calling for the Burmese junta to ensure full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for its citizens.

The five-page resolution, which is considered to be in a draft stage until passed, “strongly calls upon” the Burmese Government to not only exercise utmost restraint and to desist from further arrests, but also to lift all restraint on peaceful political activity.

It calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, including: the leaders of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Tin Oo; the leader of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, Khun Htun Oo, and other Shan leaders; and the 88 Generation Students’ group leaders, Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi.

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