June 9, 2014

The Kachin National Organisation of UK (KNO-UK) would like to invite you all to join us for a demonstration for the Kachin Global Day of Action to mark the 3rd Anniversary of Renewing War in Kachin State. After Kachin Independence Organization signed a ceasefire in 1994, so called the new democratic elected Thein Sein government broke the 17-year ceasefire.

During the military attacks, the Burmese troops have been targeting a civilian, which constitutes a war crime. The human right abuses committed by the Burmese Army could also qualify as crimes against humanity. More than hundred thousand civilians have had to escape from their homes to refugee and IDPs camps and many Kachin people are suffering from human rights violations on a daily basis, including: extra judicial killing, rape of women and children, arbitrary execution, torture, forced labour, bombing, burning and looting of villages.

The attacks on civilians cannot be tolerated and it needs to cease immediately!

On 9th June the Kachin National Organization (UK), will be calling on the British Government to take actions to end the war in Kachinland that have been for 3 years after broken 17-year ceasefire. The British Government must call and take action to end human rights abuses, especially the issue of Rape and Sexual Violence against women and children in conflict zones.

The protest will call on the British Government to pressure the Burmese government for the establishment of the genuine political dialogue and withdraw all the Burmese troops that can guarantee lasting peace for Kachin people and Kachinland. We also would like to call on the British government should initiate the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in between the areas designated to be under Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma army control.
The demonstration will take place:

Iin front of the British Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO)
King Charles Street
London, SW1A 2AH

Monday 9th June 2014 from 11:00 to 12:00

and

In front of the Burmese Embassy of London

Moday 9th June 2014 from 13:30 to 14 :30.


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