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News for June 2005

60th Birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Ky, Nobel Peace Prize in 1991

by , 30 Jun 2005 | in general | no comments yet

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]

Petition: Stop disappearances in Nepal now!

by , 13 Jun 2005 | in general | no comments yet

Dear friends, 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 Full petition