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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

19.6.2007

with request for inclusion in the agenda for the debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure
by Geoffrey Van Orden, Charles Tannock, Bernd Posselt, Eija-Riitta Korhola
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group
on the situation of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar

Процедура : 2007/2591(RSP)
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B6‑0258/2007

European Parliament resolution on the situation of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma/Myanmar

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the first formal session of the United Nations Security Council on Burma held on 29 September 2006,

–  having regard to the statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of 25 May 2007 calling for "restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures" to be lifted,

–  having regard to the 12th ASEAN Summit held in the Philippines from 9 to15 January 2007,

–  having regard to the eighth ASEM Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Germany on 28 and 29 May 2007,

– having regard to the letter of 15 May 2007 to General Than Shwe, signed by 59 former heads of states, calling for "the immediate release of the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi",

–  having regard to its previous resolutions of 12 May 2005, 17 November 2005 and 14 December 2006 on Burma,

–  having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 481/2007 renewing restrictive measures against Burma,

–  having regard to the 17th anniversary of the National League for Democracy's (NLD) victory in the parliamentary elections of 27 May 1990,

–  having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the NDL leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Sakharov Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 11 of the last 17 years under house arrest,

B.  whereas on 25 May 2007 the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) extended the illegal detention of Aung San Suu Kyi for another year,

C.  whereas the SPDC continues to subject the people of Burma to appalling human rights abuses, such as forced labour, persecution of dissidents, conscription of child soldiers and forced relocation,

D.  whereas 30 per cent of Burma's population, an estimated 15 million people, are subsisting below the poverty line,

E.   whereas the National Convention - first convened in 1993 to draft a constitution but suspended many times since then - will resume on 18 July 2007 for a final session but lacks legitimacy and international credibility due to the absence of democratically elected representatives, most notably the NLD,

F.  whereas ASEAN has started to take a more robust stance against the abuses of the military regime in Burma and insists that Burma improves its human rights record and embraces democracy,

1.  Demands the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi;

2.  Deplores the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered years of house arrest, including solitary confinement, and, since 2003, has only been allowed to leave for urgent medical treatment and briefly to meet the UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs;

3.  Condemns the SPDC's unremitting suppression of the Burmese people and its persistent persecution and imprisonment of pro-democracy activists; draws particular attention to the case of U Win Tin, a 77-year old journalist detained as a political prisoner for almost two decades now for writing a letter to the UN on the ill treatment and poor conditions of political prisoners;

4.  Insists on the immediate release of U Win Tin and all political prisoners – estimated to number over 1,200 – held by the SPDC;

5.  Deplores the fact that, despite the condition of the country, regional and international criticism and forty-five years of rule, the SPDC has failed to make any substantial progress towards democracy;

6.  Urges the legitimisation of the National Convention, through inclusion of the NLD and other political parties, and for the National Convention to conclude a road map to democracy that reflects the genuine wishes of the Burmese people instead of consolidating the military's stranglehold on power;

7.  Welcomes the Chairman's Statement of the 12th ASEAN Summit, in which ASEAN leaders "encouraged Myanmar to make greater progress towards national reconciliation", called "for the release of those placed under detention and for effective dialogue with all parties concerned" and agreed "on the need to preserve ASEAN’s credibility as an effective regional organization by demonstrating a capacity to manage important issues within the region";

8.  Regrets, however, that the 2006 fact-finding mission to Burma by the Malaysian Foreign Minister, mandated by the 11th ASEAN Summit, has not yet resulted in more robust measures against the military junta in Burma and trusts that these will be forthcoming;

9.  Urges China to use its considerable economic and political leverage with the Burmese regime in order to bring about substantial improvements in the country and, in any case, to cease the supply of weaponry and other strategic resources;

10.  Welcomes the renewal of EU targeted sanctions but recognises that they have failed to achieve the desired impact on those directly responsible for the suffering of the Burmese people; calls on the Council to ensure that all Member States rigorously apply existing restrictive measures;

11.   Calls on the Council to expand the scope of the sanctions and to enlarge the list of those targeted, so that it includes all SPDC ministers, deputies, members, supporters and workers, in addition to their family members, and businessmen and other prominent individuals associated with the regime;

12.   Notes that, in accordance with the EU Common Position, support is limited to humanitarian aid and assistance for those most in need; insists that all aid destined for Burma must be delivered through genuine NGOs and must reach the people for whom it is intended, with the least possible involvement of the SPDC;

13.  Regrets that China, Russia and South Africa vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on Burma on 12 January 2007 and calls on the UN Security Council to redouble efforts to obtain unanimous backing for a binding resolution requiring the release of political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi;

14.  Welcomes the appointment of Ibrahim Gambari as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Burma, which comes at a critical juncture in the UN's approach to Burma, and calls on the SPDC to fully cooperate with the UN and not to obstruct its work;

15.   Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments of the Member States, the governments of the ASEAN nations, the National League for Democracy, the State Peace and Development Council, the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Secretary-General of the United Nations.