Burma Campaign UK Accused Minister Hugo Swire of Avoiding Human Rights Problems

In a press release on Wednesday Burma Campaign UK accused Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire of avoiding human rights problems in Burma.

Burma Campaign UK made the accusation against Minister Hugo Swire following a British Parliament session on Oct 28 about the growing number of political prisoners in Burma.

Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK said in the statement, “Hugo Swire is either trying to avoid talking about the number of political prisoners because it is embarrassing for his government, which has been praising the regime, or because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Burmese government, as he is trying to win business deals with them. Either way, it is a shameful and unprincipled way to behave.”