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    Villagers protest against the mining project during a visit by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu KyiMarch 13, 2013. Photo:REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines (now called Turquoise Hill Resources) lied publicly about its Myanmar joint venture selling copper to Burmese security forces, says a new report by Amnesty International. Ivanhoe Mines also used secrecy jurisdictions in the Caribbean to evade scrutiny over the sale of assets in Myanmar (Burma) and to dodge Canada’s economic sanctions against Myanmar at the time. A breach of these sanctions is a criminal offence. Background

    Karen Community of Canada presents a peaceful rally (Karen Global Action) at Parliament Hill on Monday, June 18 to raise awareness about the human rights abuses that ethnic peoples in Burma continue to suffer at the hands of the Burmese military. Since March, the military has violated a ceasefire agreement and mobilized troops in Karen villages, leading over 3000 villagers to flee into hiding in the forest and resulting in the shooting death of at least one unarmed villager by Burmese soldiers.

    We would like to invite everyone to join the Ottawa Peaceful Rally, as we take this time to build solidarity in the struggle against injustice and oppression in Burma.

    The main goals for our rally are as follows:


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