Amnesty International and the Taiwan Free Burma Network held a petition signing activity in Taipei on Sunday to call on the international community to value human rights in Burma. Despite the cold front that is hitting Taiwan, the activists werent stopped by the chilly weather, and found plenty of support from passers-by.
Activists from Amnesty International and the Taiwan Free Burma Network launched a signature drive Sunday. They have launched a petition to call on the Burmese military government to release 5 women activists, who were arrested because they attended a democracy protest in Burma. Khin Ohmar, an activist who successfully escaped Burma, explained the situation of the Burmese people.
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For the farmers, they dont have the right to grow what they want of their farm, their land are already confiscated. If they make the complain, they will be arrested and put in prison.
We are having harsh condition for the woman in remote areas, where the army soldiers are raping the woman, and those soldiers who rape woman won’t get any punishment from the military, there is this blanking immunity provided to the army soldiers, who kill people in the jungle or who burn the village.
As Monday will be International Women’s Day, the activists collected post cards that required people to leaving a kiss mark on it. And. the people from Taiwan Free Burma Network even prepared some traditional Burmese products, in the hope that people will be more willing to help if they have some experience of the culture of Burma.
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