May 21, 2013

Burma Briefing No. 25

The international community is normalising relations, praising reforms and lifting pressure on Burma despite the fact that the military-backed government keeps hundreds of political prisoners in jail.

The briefing contains case studies of 6 political prisoners who were arbitrarily arrested by the military-backed government in Burma.

The briefing paper also looks at how the review committee for political prisoners set up by the Burmese government is flawed, highlights the continued existence of almost all repressive laws, and how the release of political prisoners has been tactically used by the Burmese government to persuade the international community to lift sanctions.

Burma Briefing No. 25

The international community is normalising relations, praising reforms and lifting pressure on Burma despite the fact that the military-backed government keeps hundreds of political prisoners in jail. The briefing contains case studies of 6 political prisoners who were arbitrarily arrested by the military-backed government in Burma. The briefing paper also looks at how the review committee for political prisoners set up by the Burmese government is flawed, highlights the continued existence of almost all repressive laws, and how the release of political prisoners has been tactically used by the Burmese government to persuade the international community to lift sanctions.

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