Friday, February 13, 2009

Union Day of Burma (12/02/2009)

Embassy of Burmese Regime
Burma Union Day (12/02/2009)

Burmese embassy

Embassy of Czech Republic
Burma Union Day (12/02/2009)

The exile/UK branch of Burma’s National League for Democracy, called for solidarity among all the various democracy loving groups inside and outside the country and held events at the Burma Embassy, UK Foreign Office and Embassy of Czech Republic (rotating EU President). They presented a united front before the regime’s Embassy and relayed a message to the military regime to stop their sham roadmaps and to start genuine efforts for sincere democratization in Burma. At the Foreign Office and Czech Embassy they called for better assistance from the EU and the UN for pro-democracy movements in Burma.

In recent months the military regime has made an even greater mockery of its planned 2010 elections by giving many life sentences to political prisoners. The International community should not recognize the 2010 elections since Aung San Suu Kyi remains in detention and is not allowed to stand and most of her party is in prison. Her party, the NLD received 82% of the vote in the 1990 elections but the cowardly dictatorship refused to respect the will of the Burmese people and hand over power, preferring to wait 20 years for another election they will be careful to fake properly next time.

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