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Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

10 March 2010 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country News

Annual Report on Human Rights 2009 - Burma

March 2010 | Publisher: United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Document type: Annual Reports

Myanmar: 1. Is Post aware of any allegations of spying for the UK made against locally-engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon between 2004 and 2008? 2. Is Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon suffered intimidation or harm by the junta, the USDA, the Swan Arr Shin, etc, due to their employment at the British Embassy? 3. Is the Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon experienced extreme difficulty obtaining documents from Burmese authorities in order to depart Burma between 2004 and 2008?

21 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Are staff of western embassies in Burma of interest to the Burmese authorities? 2. Would persons of interest to authorities experience difficulties obtaining necessary documents to depart the country? 3. Do returnees to Myanmar have their passport taken upon return so they cannot leave again? 4. Is there current information on whether the government of Myanmar fears spy activity in their country and what they might be doing about it? 5. Is there any information that suggests the Myanmar government is accusing people of spying when there might not be evidence of such activity? 6. Who are the USDA and "Swan Arr Shin"?

1 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide some background information on the 8-8-88 protests and in particular any information about incidents which took place at Tada Phyu (White Bridge) bus stop at the bank of Inya Lake, shootings at Myenigone junction, and the incident at Kamaryut Police Station which was attacked to rescue a student beaten and arrested at the University religious hall? 2. Please provide some background information on the National League for Democracy (NLD). 3. Is there information on arrests/interrogations of members of NLD who do not have a high profile in 2002 (or thereabouts)? 4. Is there information about people being fired from jobs for involvement in the NLD? 5. Please provide information about the bus fare protests and White Expression Campaign in 2006. 6. What information is there on pressure to join the National Solidarity and Development organisation or sign a referendum? 7. What is the current situation for members of the community who oppose the government? Are arrests common?

29 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. What is the status of the Shan and Bamar ethnic groups? 2. Is being a Buddhist consistent with being a military officer in the late 80s/early 90s? 3. Did the uprising in 1988 involve the town of May Myo and did it involve families of the military? 4. What is the SLORC? 5. Do courts, both civil and military issue written notices of charges issued to accused people and are written notices issued in respect of sentences handed down? 6. Do the military release people sentenced for long terms on the basis of being paid bribes?

19 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Is it possible to say how likely it is that the Burmese authorities would know of an individual's involvement in a rally in September 2007? 2. Do the authorities monitor the activities of students/other Burmese in Australia? 3. What information is there about the treatment of Burmese nationals who have been overseas for several years upon their return?

14 November 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide information on the current situation for ethnic Karen people in Myanmar and in Rangoon in particular. 2. Are the authorities in Myanmar known to mistreat returnees suspected of involvement in opposition politics? 3. Are Evangelical Christians subject to mistreatment?

13 July 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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