British Politicians Urge Release Burma Prisoners

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burmaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Former leaders of Britain’s three main political parties have urged the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make the release of Burma’s 2,100 political prisoners, including Christians, his personal priority, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, May 1.

Daughter Burmese Dissident Fears Father Will Die

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burmaRANGOON/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The daughter of a detained prominent Burmese dissident fears her father will die in prison. In a statement, seen by BosNewsLife Tuesday, March 10, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, 20, said “Unless the situation in Burma changes, I will never see my father again.”

British Legislators Protest “Massive Church Closures” In Burma

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BosNewsLife Asia Service wr_burma_church-32RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of British legislators expressed concern Tuesday, February 10, over reports of massive church closures in Burma, seen as "the most significant crackdown" on Christian activity in the military-ruled Asian nation in years, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife.

Karen Girl Raped and Killed by Burma Army Soldier

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burma1RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Villagers of the mainly Christian Karen minority in Burma on Monday, January 5, were mourning the death of a seven-year old girl who was raped and murdered by at least one government soldier, the latest in a series of sexual abuses of minorities in the country, investigators said.