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¡Actúa: Apoya a Chaw Sandi Tun de Myanmar y a Tair Kaminer de Israel con tus emails!

Este mes te pedimos que apoyes a dos presas de conciencia: la activista birmana Chaw Sandi Tun y la israelí Tair Kaminer. Chaw Sandi Tun ha sido condenada a seis meses de cárcel por una publicación en Facebook en la que se burlaba del ejército. Fue arrestada en Yangon y trasladada a la prisión de Maubin, donde sigue encarcelada. Apoya a Chaw Sandi mediante una protesta por email aquí.

Tair Kaminer, activista de 19 años de Israel, ha sido encarcelada durante 20 días por su negativa a alistarse en el ejército israelí este mes. Apoya a Tair mediante una protesta por email aquí.

Release prisoner of conscience Chaw Sandi Tun (Chit Tha Mee)

País:
  • Birmania
Not sent after:
  • 15 Feb 2016
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (President Thein Sein via Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Chairman). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Release prisoner of conscience Chaw Sandi Tun (Chit Tha Mee)

Your Excellency Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

24-year-old Chaw Sandi Tun has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in connection with a Facebook post criticising the army. Chaw Sandi Tun is a prisoner of conscience, who must be released immediately and unconditionally.

The Myanmar authorities continue to arrest and imprison activists and human rights defenders simply for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression which is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

BURMA (MYANMAR): Chaw Sandi Tun imprisoned for Facebook post

País:
  • Birmania
Alert:

 

Chaw Sandi Tun from Myanmar has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in connection with a Facebook post mocking the army.

She is a prisoner of conscience, who must be released immediately and unconditionally.

Send a protest email to the Myanmar authorities here.

Myanmar frees 96 child soldiers from armed forces, but children are still in the military

Myanmar's army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations has said. This was the largest single release of child recruits in Myanmar since the country's government entered into an agreement with the UN in 2012 on the issue. The army has released a total of 272 children and youth over the past 18 months, but has not completely stopped its use of children. According to Al Jazeera, no record of verifiable figures exists to prove how many children currently serve in Myanmar's military.

Army in Myanmar still recruiting children

Research from Child Soldiers International suggests that the Burmese military is still recruiting children, one year after the Myanmar government made a commitment to the United Nations to stop doing so. Whilst they did release 66 children from the military last month, many more remain. The Tatmadaw (the Myanmar Armed Forces) has continued to recruit since it signed the Joint Action Plan with the UN last year, although in lower numbers than those previously reported.

Burma: Teenager seeks protection after deserting army

A teenager, who was forcibly recruited by the military four years ago, is seeking protection from the International Labour Organisation’s liaison office in Rangoon after deserting the army.

Ye Min Oo, 19, was convinced to leave his hometown Chanmyatharzi in Mandalay division by a man who promised him a construction job in Kyaikhto township in Mon state that would pay twice the amount he was currently making.

El embargo más antiguo de Europa: ventas de armas a la superpotencia China

Frank Slijper

Tras la sangrienta represión de la plaza de Tiananmen de Pekín en 1989, la Unión Europea (y EEUU) ordenaron un embargo de armas que se aplica hasta hoy. Desde la perspectiva de los derechos humanos esto está totalmente justificado: la situación sigue siendo terrible y los intentos de llevar a cabo reformas democráticas han fracasado antes de empezar. A la vez, el embargo está también motivado políticamente para mantener China lo más pequeña posible en términos militares. Mientras que la relación económica con China ha crecido, la cooperación militar sigue siendo con razón un asunto espinoso. A pesar de ciertas grietas en el embargo, éste no será cancelado en breve. Sin embargo es una incógnita cuánto durará el bloqueo con una China que amplia su base poder.

Birmania introduce la obligatoriedad del servicio militar para hombres y mujeres

El régimen militar de Birmania aprobó una ley de reclutamiento, el 4 de noviembre de 2010, introduciendo así el servicio militar obligatorio para hombres y mujeres en el país. Ya la Constitución de 2008, aprobada en 2008 en un referéndum que la oposición calificó de "farsa", incluye un nuevo artículo que permite el reclutamiento.

Burma: NLD Denounces Conscription Law

http://irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=20573

The Irrawaddy, 29 January 2011

By Ka Kaung

The military regime should not have enacted a military conscription law without public consensus, according to Burma's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

“This law is directly related to the public,” said an NLD statement issued on Wednesday. “Therefore, it should be roundly debated by the the country's parliamentarians and should only be enacted if there is public consensus.”

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