The Oslo Center and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee visited Kyrgyzstan 10 – 14 April 2012 to investigate the current developments regarding freedom of religion. The two organizations, with three more partners, cooperate on a project on freedom of religion in Central Asia.
Over the last couple of months, the military junta in Burma has initiated several reforms which over time might lead to extensive changes in the country. At the Partnership for Change-conference in the Norwegian Opera House this week, a panel discussed how Norway best can contribute to development in the country as well as safeguarding its own interests.
– Release of all political prisoners is the most important issue to prosceed with, says the President of the Oslo Center, Kjell Magne Bondevik.
The Oslo Center and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee have conducted meetings with government officials in Astana 25th of November 2011.
The President,Thein Sein, announced that a total of 6359 prisoners will be released.
– I do not support foreign investments in Burma now, Aung San Suu Kyi told the president of the Oslocenter, Kjell Magne Bondevik Thursday.
– I do not support foreign investments in Burma now, Aung San Suu Kyi told the president of the Oslocenter, Kjell Magne Bondevik Thursday
Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik had the honour of meeting Ms Aung San Suu Kyi in her residence in Yangoon, June 22.
Several independent sources have documented persistent and systematic abuses of the civil population in Burma in the recent years. Last week it was made known that the U.S. supports the proposal from the UN Special Rapporteur to set up a commission to investigate whether the abuses in Burma can be categorised as war crimes.