Burma Action Ireland AGM

The Burma Action Ireland AGM will be held on Thursday 9th July, 2015, at Loreto Hall, 77, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, at 6.30pm.
There will be an update on the current situation in Burma as well as discussion of the programme of activities of Burma Action Ireland. 

All are welcome to attend.

Take action: Rohingya refugees

Please write to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon at bkm@un.org asking him to personally take the lead in negotiating access for humanitarian aid to all areas in Burma’s Rakhine State. A draft email is outlined.

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There is a growing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Arakan State, with over 140,000 Rohingya people displaced.

Take Action to release political prisoners. 

Free Naw Ohn Hla

On 15th May, the military-backed government in Burma sentenced a prominent woman activist, Naw Ohn Hla, to 4 years and 4 months in prison with hard labour, just for taking part in a peaceful protest.

Please take action to help free Htin Lin Oo.

Htin Lin Oo is a writer and a former Information Officer for the National League for Democracy (NLD). On 23rd October 2014, during a speech at a literary event in Northern Burma he criticised the use of Buddhism to promote discrimination and prejudice in the country. A part of his speech was uploaded on social media, which caused outrage among some Buddhist groups.  He was sentenced to two years with hard labour  
after township officials filed a complaint against him. He was charged under Section 295(a) of “insulting religion” and under Section 298 of “wounding religious feelings”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAI Newsletter 2014: 1

31 Mar 2014

The current newsletter highlights the problems surrounding the census underway in Burma and the ‘epidemic’ of landgrabbing.


Burma Action Ireland

PO Box 6786, Dublin 1, IRELAND tel: +353-87-1261857 fax: +353-1-855 9753 email: info@burmaactionireland.org web: www.burmaactionireland.org