Friday, June 29, 2007

Governor-General condemns Burma Junta - Supports ICRC

--Governor General's Press Releases

The Dominion of British West Florida joins the International Committee of the Red Cross in condemning the generals and warlords now running Burma (Myanmar).

ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger said in a rare public statement on the actions of a sovereign government. "Despite repeated entreaties by the ICRC, the authorities have consistently refused to enter into a serious discussion of these abuses with a view to putting a stop to them. The continuing deadlock... has led the ICRC to take the exceptional step of making its concerns public."

The Government of the Dominion of British West Florida calls upon the government of Burma to respect the sovereign rights of the people, restore the rule of law, and rejoin the civilized world.

The Government of the Dominion of British West Florida applauds the recent actions taken by the United States and the European Union to encourage the Military Junta in Burma to release political prisoners, allow villagers to work their fields, and cease the other abuses identified by the Red Cross.

Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, Baron Von Servers of Fayette,
Acting Governor-General

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