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Howard should stop Burmese military training and technology: Brown.



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Senator Bob Brown Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

Howard should stop Burmese military training and technology - Brown

25th Sep 07

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Howard should stop Burmese military training and technology - Brown

Greens leader Bob Brown says the Howard government should stop aid,

including training of military officers in ‘counter-terrorism’, with the brutal

Burmese military dictatorship.

“Alexander Downer’s fear that the military will subject the pro-democracy

protest leaders to ‘very harsh treatment’ is in absurd contrast with the

Howard government’s twin policies of training the Burmese military and

keeping open unrestricted trade.

“Mr Downer is all description of the Burmese events and no action,”

Senator Brown said.

The Greens call for the suspension of military training and trade with what

the government itself describes as this ‘brutal’ regime.

Greens MPs will support protests for the Burmese democracy movement

around the country, starting this Thursday in Sydney at the Burmese

consulate.

Further information: Prue Cameron 0408 473 379