Burma Briefing provides comment, briefing and analysis from Burma Campaign UK.
By-elections don’t mean Burma is free
Burma Briefing No. 18
In the run-up to by-elections on 1 April, this commentary by Zoya Phan, Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK, looks at the details behind the headline changes in Burma.
There are many welcome developments. Hundreds of political prisoners have been freed, some freedom of speech is now being tolerated, and there is more media freedom.
On the face of it things are looking more positive than they have for a long time. But take a more careful look at was is happening, and there are also reasons to be cautious, and even very concerned.
- Innocent Kachin Farmer Remains In Jail – Free La Ring!
- 1,000 Letters About Burma’s Political Prisoners Delivered To William Hague
- Sentencing of May Sabe Phyu and Maran Jaw Gun Highlights New Tactics of Intimidation
- Political Prisoners Continue to Be Used as a PR Tool by Thein Sein
- 37 Organizations Urge President Obama to Update Burma Blacklist