Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Global action for Burma (10 D movement) in England

Respect for human rights and human dignity "is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace" in the world and 10 December is Human Rights Day. An essential element in the protection of human rights is a widespread knowledge and understanding among people of what their rights are and how they can be defended.

The people of Burma have been suffering under one of the world's most brutal and repressive regime. The military regime uses murder, torture, rape, political imprisonment and forced labour as practices for ruling the citizens of Burma. Freedom of expression and freedom of association are non-existent and Burmese citizens are denied any state in the shaping of their future.

Burma crisis is now in crucial situation. Even though National Leaguefor Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi won 1990 elections overwhelmingly held by very Generals who are currently ruling the country ignore to honour the elections' results. Although International Community is calling for the release of all political prisoners, military regime defied it by sentencing political dissidents to prison for up to 65 years each. They also declared to hold rigged elections in 2010 before honouring 1990 elections results.

Justice is outlaw, injustice is prevail everywhere and military regime is always above the law in Burma. This is our duty to protect and promote human rights and justice in Burma, whoever we are and wherever we are.

To hightlight the military regime's atrocities, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) together with Burmese Musilms Association (BMA) and Burmese Community will hold the demonstration on 10th December 2008 (Wed) from 12:00-13:30 in front of the Burmese Embassy in UK. We would like to encourage everyone to join with us to show solidarity and to demand United Nations Security Council to take practical action on Burma.

Place: 19 A Charles Street, London W1J 5DX

Nearest tube: Green Park and Hyde Park Corner

Date: 10 December 2008 (Wed)

Time: 12:00-13:30

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