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Dutch parliament raises questions t

Subject: Dutch parliament raises questions to gvt

Burma Centre Netherlands News 
23 May '96

Dutch parliament urges government into action on Burma

AMSTERDAM, May 23rd, 1996  - The Dutch government should as soon as possible 
state to the Burmese government and the European Union that the current wave 
of arrests is further worsening the politcal situation in Burma. This was 
asked by all the political parties in the govenment and two opposition 
parties on 22 nd of May.

The Dutch parliament also wants to how the minister of Foreign Affairs can 
influence the processes of democratisation, both bilateral and through the 
European Union. Last April, the Dutch Foreign Minister wrote to the 
parliament that he had asked the European Union to look into possible 
measures to Burma, in regards to the extending of prison sentences of 21 
political prisoners. The European Council is currently conducting an 
investigation into the use of forced labour practices in Burma.


BCN is onafhankelijke stichting. Doel: Nederlandse samenleving informeren 
over Burma. Het initieert en co-ordineert aktiviteiten die democratisering 
en duurzame ontwikkeling bevorderen. Het geeft een positieve bijdrage aan 
een constructieve dialoog tussen de diverse groeperingen.

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