Burma Campaign UK sends condolences to the family and friends of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, who has died aged 75.
Vaclav Havel was a longstanding supporter of human rights and democracy in Burma. He worked publicly and privately to support Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma’s democracy movement. He established human rights as a central tenant of Czech foreign policy, and the Czech Republic has continued to be one of the most robust European countries promoting human rights in Burma.
Burma Campaign UK staff and volunteers were privileged to have met and worked with Vaclav Havel on several Burma related initiatives. He was always ready to do anything he could to help the people of Burma. Burma’s democracy movement has lost a great friend, and he will be sorely missed.