October 2 MEETING: Burma: Ethnic minorities, political prisoners and elections

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized
(2 October 2010) 16:00 – 18:00, Amnesty International Korea Office (near Hapjeong Station, Lines 2 & 6) – see below for full directions
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Three years on from the Saffron Revolution, we will be putting the spotlight on Burma once more. With elections looming, we’ll look at the complex situation inside this country where there are at about 140 ethnic groups, an estimated 2,200 political prisoners, no free dissent and where criticism of the government can lead to imprisonment and worse.

You’ll find our about the situation from our two guests speakers, both from Burma…, and both committed to defending the human rights of their people. We’ll be joined by Mr. John Smith Thang, Executive Director of Chin Democracy and Human Rights Network and Mr. Nay Tun Naing, The National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) Korea.

You will also find out ways you can get involved and help to defend political prisoners in Burma.

AGENDA
1. Welcome & intro: What is Amnesty G48?
2. Burma in context: basic historical timeline of how the military dictatorship came to power and current situation for political prisoners (Tom)
3. Chin and other ethnic groups and the problems they face (Mr. John Smith Thang, Executive Director of Chin Democracy and Human Rights Network)
4. Towards the Elections: overview of the 2010 Elections and the global campaign against the elections (Mr. Nay Tun Naing, The National League for Democracy (Liberated Area) Korea)
5. Developing the Amnesty G48 blog
6. Starting an Amnesty G48 Film Club

Directions to venue:

‎1. Hapjeoung Station (Lines 2 & 6), Exit 8
2. Go straight from the exit to SK gas station (not the one directly in front of the exit)
3. You will see Namkyung Hotel (남경호텔) next to the SK gas station.
4. Turn right at Namkyung Hotel.
5. Go straight until you find Chef Bakery and Mini stop.
6. Cross the street and turn left.
7. You will pass Time Store and Sera on the way from Chef Bakery and Mini Stop to get here.
8. At the end of the street, there is Mangwonjeong (망원정) – pagoda type place,
9. Ai’s office is on the 3rd floor of the building on the right side of Mangwonjeong.
10. 3rd Fl. Geumag Bldg., 454-3, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 121-888

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