Political Repression in Burma's Elections
Burma’s upcoming elections on 7 November 2010 will not bring democracy, security, or national reconciliation to the country. The 2008 constitution was forged in an exclusive, undemocratic and non-reconciliatory manner and is an institutional tool perpetuating military rule under the domination of the armed forces. Activists who have previously fought against the regime have been severely oppressed by the authorities. There are currently over 2,200 political prisoner as well as thousands of activists in Burma who operate in fear. Despite SPDC threats, activists inside Burma have braved repressive conditions and carried out anti-election campaigns.