conditions of individuals killed arrested and detained by the security forces

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conditions of individuals killed, arrested, and detained by the security forces, including in the recent crackdown; cessation of military attacks on civilians; and a transition to democracy; calls also on the Council to consider further targeted sanctions, such as a complete ban on new investment, a ban on the provision of insurance services for investment in Burma, and an embargo on trade in key commodities that provide significant revenue to the military government; 14. Calls, at the same time, on the EU and the wider international community to offer incentives for reform in order to balance the threat and/or imposition of sanctions and provide the military leadership with positive motivation for change; 15. Notes that the EU arms embargo on Burma is ineffective, as the military government purchases its military goods in China, Russia and India; urges the EU, therefore, to actively campaign for a worldwide arms embargo on Burma; 16. Calls on the international community, Western governments and campaign groups to scale up their humanitarian work, particularly through existing programmes in the health sector, initiate new and broader programmes to support basic education, reaching internally displaced persons (IDPs) and others caught in the conflict zones, mainly along the Thai border; in this context, calls on the Commission to extend its humanitarian aid budget under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) for Burma (currently € 32 million for 2007-2010) and invest more in cross-border humanitarian aid for IDP s ; 17. Calls on the Commission to create and expand assistance programs aimed at empowering disenfranchised groups, including women and ethnic and religious minorities, and alleviating political, ethnic, religious and other divisions; 18. Calls on the Commission to increase support for Burmese living outside the country through the DCI programme on uprooted people and look into other ways of providing support; 19. Stresses that aid given should be linked to benchmarks and timelines, with a view to combating risks of corruption more effectively; 20. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the Member States, the governments and parliaments of <PathFdR>RC\720765EN.doc</PathFdR> PE<NoPE>401.492</NoPE><Version>v01- 00</Version>} EN
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the ASEAN countries, the Burmese National League for Democracy, the Burmese State Peace and Development Council, the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Government and Parliament of India, the Government of Russia and the United Nations Secretary-General. EN
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • Democracy, Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi

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