By blocking their ears to repeated calls for the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and that they give up the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2006, Burma's generals have shown they will listen to no one, analysts say.
The clamor on the Nobel laureate's 60th birthday this month to demand an end to her house arrest made little impact in Rangoon, which has ignored calls by heads of state, ministers, other Nobel prize winners and human rights activists across the ... [read the article "Deaf to the World" on Aung San Suu Ky homepage
Ms. Kumari Damai and Kumari Nepali of Kailali District and Ms. Meera Adhikari from Nuwakot District, all aged 13, disappeared - allegedly during military action - in Nepal. Since then their whereabouts are not known and their families do not know whether they are alive or dead. Thousands of other children, men and women have disappeared in Nepal in recent years. By the time you read this appeal a few more names must have been added to the list. [...]
Signed: Asian Human Rights Commission