Saturday, 19 April 2014

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In a backstreet of Mayfair, hidden away in a quiet residential area, is an embassy housing a military dictatorship responsible for the rape, murder and intimidation of 47 million people. Amongst the Burmese junta’s impressive C.V. is the imprisonment of more than 1,158 people for their political beliefs; the systematic use of rape as a weapon; one of the largest armies in South East Asia, although they have no enemies outside their own country; 70,000 child soldiers in the army; genocide of various ethnic populations; strictly enforced restrictions on freedom of information and the press, movement, association, marriage, citizenship and the imprisonment of Nobel Peace prize winner and the legally elected ruler of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest  for a total of 11 years and 302 days.
Read more: Hunger Strike at the Burmese Embassy