Dichiarazione Presidenza UE contro attacchi a villaggi kareni da parte dell'esercito birmano
La UE condanna duramente i
recenti attacchi e incendi dei villaggi kareni e chiede l'avvio con
urgenza di un dialogo per il cessate il fuoco
EU Presidency calls for ceasefire talks in Burma/Myanmar
3 May 2006 - The EU Presidency is very concerned by the fact that the
Myanmar/Burmese Army has recently stepped up its campaign against the
Karen National Union (KNU). The fighting is reported to have created a
significant number of displaced persons in northern Karen state, and
contributed to a further significant movement of refugees to Thailand.
EU Presidency calls upon the Burmese leadership to cease abuses and
dislocations of civilians in the zones of conflict and urges both sides
to strictly adhere to international humanitarian law.
supports the territorial integrity of Myanmar/Burma and the protection
of human rights of all citizens and groups in the country regardless of
ethnicity or religion. The EU Presidency strongly believes that the
country’s inter-ethnic conflicts should be resolved by peaceful
political and democratic means.
The EU Presidency therefore
calls upon the Government of Burma/Myanmar and the KNU to pursue talks
leading to a genuine and lasting ceasefire and to a sustainable