Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crisis Briefing on Human Rights in Burma - 16 June

Join us in conversation with Amnesty International Burma researcher Benjamin Zawacki, and respected Burma activist Dr Myint Cho, to hear about the current human rights situation in Burma.


Benjamin Zawacki has been Amnesty International's Thailand and Burma specialist since late-2007, having begun in his post on the day that the crackdown on the 'Saffron Revolution' ended. He has a wealth of experience working as a Protection Officer with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, primarily along the Thailand-Burma border. Benjamin will discuss the current human right situation in Burma, the repression of ethnic minority activists and the 2200 political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dr Myint Cho is a well-know and highly respected Burma activist, who has worked in various capacities for the promotion of democracy in Burma since 1988, firstly along the Thai-Burma border and later overseas. His activism has come at a great personal loss but he continues his work with the hope that there will be change in the country one day.

When: Wednesday June 16 2010 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Museum of Sydney, AGL Theatre, 37 Phillip St, NSW, 2000
RSVP: 8th June 2010

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