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Suu Kyi’s party urges West to maintain sanctions on Burma


February 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Rangoon, Feb 8 (ANI): The party of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that Western sanctions should be maintained in the country, refuting some analysts' opinion that restrictions ... Read more...

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After over 21 years, Suu Kyi’s party bids farewell to Burmese politics


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), which sprang to life on a wave of opposition to military rule more than 21 years ago, has said that it will ... Read more...

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UN special rapporteur on human rights visits Myanmar


February 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 15 (DPA) United Nations Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Myanmar Monday for a five-day official visit to assess the country's political and human rights situation prior to a ... Read more...

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UN special rapporteur on human rights visits Myanmar


February 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 15 (DPA) UN Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Myanmar Monday for a five-day official visit to assess the country's political and human rights situation. Ojea was scheduled to meet ... Read more...

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Myanmar releases opposition leader


February 13th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (DPA) Myanmar's military junta Saturday night freed Tin Oo, the 84-year-old deputy leader of the country's main opposition party, after keeping him under house detention for seven years. Myanmar police ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta chief confirms election to be held this year


February 12th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 (DPA) Myanmar military supremo Senior General Than Shwe confirmed Friday that the junta will hold a general election this year, honouring previous commitments to the international community. "A free and ... Read more...

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Myanmar court considers more witnesses in Suu Kyi case


June 17th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 17 (DPA) Myanmar's Supreme Court Wednesday accepted an appeal by lawyers acting for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to consider allowing two more witnesses at her trial for breaking ... Read more...

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19 political prisoners in Myanmarese amnesty for 6,000


February 22nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 22 (DPA) Myanmar's amnesty for more than 6,000 prisoners has so far included only 19 political prisoners, excluding opposition leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and Tin Oo, observers said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Myanmar starts releasing over 6,000 prisoners under amnesty


February 21st, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 21 (DPA) Myanmar authorities Saturday began to free prisoners from Yangon's notorious Insein jail, including some political prisoners, under a government amnesty for 6,313 inmates nationwide. Eyewitnesses saw scores of prisoners ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta announces amnesty for 6,000 prisoners


February 20th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 20 (DPA) Myanmar'a junta announced an amnesty Friday for more than 6,000 prisoners, although it remained unclear how many political prisoners were included, Naypyitaw radio reported. "For the humanitarian reasons, for ... Read more...

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UN human rights monitor arrives in Myanmar


February 14th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 14 (DPA) The UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana, arrived in Myanmar Saturday evening, a day after two activists were given 15-year prison terms by the military ... Read more...

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Myanmar extends Tin Oo’s house arrest by another year


February 13th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (DPA) Tin Oo, the vice chairman of Myanmar's main opposition party, has been slapped with another year of house arrest, government sources said Friday. Authorities extended Tin Oo's detention by ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta extends Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest (Lead)


May 27th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 27 (DPA) In a move likely to spark new international criticism, Myanmar's ruling military junta extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by six months, government ... Read more...

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Myanmar authorities arrest 18 democracy supporters


May 27th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 27 (DPA) In a move likely to spark new criticisms of the ruling junta, Myanmar security personnel Tuesday arrested 18 supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi who were ... Read more...

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