Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Campaigners ask government to get tough on Burma

Human rights campaigners have urged the government to lobby other EU countries to stop trading with Burma.

It follows reports that a further two thousand villagers in a remote part of the country have been driven from their homes in the latest wave of militia-led violence.

At least three million people have been internally displaced within Burma, while a similar number of refugees have fled to Thailand.

Burma Action Ireland said European countries who continue to do business there are simply lining the pockets of Burmese generals

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