Freedom for Burma Now!
UNPO International Day of Action
11 February 2008
On the occasion of the second UNPO International Day of Action, declared by the UNPO VIII General Assembly General Resolution to be marked annually on 11 February, the date of UNPO’s founding;
UNPO declares 11 February 2008 as a Day of Action, and the beginning of a year-long focus, on issues relating to ongoing repression and human rights abuses within the Union of Myanmar.
UNPO calls upon its Members to act in solidarity with their fellow representatives in supporting, publicizing, and promoting not only the plight of the Chin, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Karenni, Mon, and Shan, but also those other peoples and nations who remain subjugated and unrepresented within the borders of the Union of Myanmar as a result of the official and unofficial policies and actions of the unelected military junta.
UNPO urges its Members to support international efforts to investigate the crushing of pro-democracy protests in September 2007. In addition, UNPO calls for the release of the hundreds of Burmese who remain detained and at the risk of physical abuse from the
Furthermore, UNPO exhorts the
Members are also urged to help the democratically elected National League for Democracy to return
UNPO calls on the international community to support any action and activity that favors the establishment of a democratically elected government in