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  • Myanmar/ Burma – Death of opposition leader Win Tin (21.04.14)

    Win Tin, a journalist who began his career in the Agence France-Presse office in Yangon, embodied for more than 40 years the fight against oppression and the struggle for freedom alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom he co-founded the National League for Democracy in 1988. He received the French Republic’s Human Rights Prize in 1998.

  • Myanmar – Situation in Rakhine state (12.02.14)

    France is concerned at the situation in Rakhine state. Sectarian tensions are being exacerbated by the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations facing Buddhist and Muslim communities – the vast majority of whom want peace, security and development.

  • Myanmar/Burma - Human Rights Watch report (22.04.13)

    We have taken note of the Human Rights Watch report, which accuses the Burmese authorities of having carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingyas and reveals a number of disquieting facts. It is up to the Burmese authorities to shed full light on the communal violence that has been taking place in Rakhine State for a year now.

  • Burma – Unrest in Meiktila (22.03.13)

    France is concerned by the violence that took place in the town of Meiktila which has resulted in the death of around 20 people. It extends its condolences to the people of Burma and to the bereaved. France urges the parties involved to demonstrate tolerance and restraint, and has confidence in the Burmese government to swiftly restore calm.

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