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  1. 1. Honorable Navanethem (Navi) Pillay,United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsDate : December 14, 2010Dear Madam Commissioner,We are the dissidents currently residing in the EU member states and struggling for freedom anddemocracy in Burma. We have been urging the EU member states to endorse the UN Human Rightsrapporteur Mr. Quintana’s call for the Commission of Inquiry against the junta in Burma for itsviolations of war crimes against the humanity.The following information would be helpful for you to take a substantial action against the junta inBurma. We have also sent the information to the UN member states and the concern organizationsfor their consideration.The ongoing wars between the junta and the Karen ethnic group have been causing the floods oftens of thousands of refugees into Thailand everyday for decades. The attached pictures are thegruesome remains of six Karen ceasefire troops who were captured by the Burmese army last week,found close to the Thai border.The discovery was made at 9am today close to Hpalu village in Karen state, once home to anoutpost belonging to the KNU/KNLA Peace Council ceasefire group which came under attack on30 November.“They were found in a bush at the end of a maize plantation,” said Dr Timothy Laklem, head offoreign relations in the Peace Council. “They were not shot dead; they were brutally hacked todeath with machetes. Peace Council badges remain with them.”Burmese army officials had reportedly told the group that the six had been detained and were underinterrogation. Suspicions that the men had been killed surfaced when the army failed to return them.The details of the information are available at dvb@no, a Norway based internet media upon yourrequest as well.The Karen ethnic group has been targeted to suppress by the junta for more than 5 decades already.The atrocities and ruthless wars by junta have caused the countless deaths and more than halfmillion Karen refugees camping along Thai-Burma borders for quite some time. In the UnitedNations resolution of 1946:
  2. 2. "Genocide is a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups, as homicide is the denial ofthe right to live of individual human beings; such denial of the right of existence shocks theconscience of mankind, results in great losses to humanity in the form of cultural and othercontributions represented by these human groups, and is contrary to moral law and to the spirit andaims of the United Nations.”In this case, the junta’s treatment to its own Karen ethnic has gone too far beyond the UN’s term of“genocide” if we might want to consider it in a sense.We will keep looking for the facts and information regarding the progress of the political situationsin Burma for your perusal and consideration and we are delighted to do so.Once again, we are greatly appreciated your effort to bring justice in this matter.Sincerely yours,Co-opreative Organizations1 ) Overseas National Students Organization of Burma ( H.Q ) Denmark Tay Za Thura General Secretary E-mail : tayzathura@gmail.com2 ) Burmese Democratic Community ( Netherlands ) Ko Myat Thiha Political Dept E-mail : myatthiha101@yahoo.co.uk3 ) International Foundation for Burma National Congress ( USA ) ( I.F.B.N.C ) Ko Htun Hlaing Director ( Political Action Committee ) E-mail : kyiwayphy0@yahoo.com4 ) National League for Democracy ( L.A ) Netherlands Ko Hla Myint Naing Chairman E-mail : hlamyintnaing@yahoo.com5 ) Overseas National Students Organization of Burma ( Branch ) Sweden Ko Toe Win Political Dept E-mail : kotoegyi1@yahoo.com
  3. 3. 6 ) Burma Bureau Germany Ko Sonny Aung Than Oo Foreign Affairs E-mail : atoburma@web.de7 ) Overseas National Students Organization of Burma ( Branch ) Thailand Ko Than Phay Secretary E-mail : thanpae@gmail.com8 ) All Burma Monks Representative Committee ( India ) Ashin Thavara General Secretary E-mail : abmrc.delhi@gmail.com

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