|1||Thein Soe||Chairman||A former major-general who served as a military judge advocate-general and later as deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was also a member of the commission that drafted the 2008 Constitution.|
|2||Win Ko||Secretary||Joint Secretary of Commission for Drafting State Constitution and Director General of the former multi-party General Election Commission. He has a master’s degree in law.|
|3||N Zaw Naw||Member||A Kachin national and former district law officer in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State. He also served on the commission that drafted the 2008 constitution.|
|4||Khin Maung Nu||Member||N/A|
|5||Saw Ba Hlaing||Member||N/A|
|6||Dr. Ba Maung||Member||A former director-general of the Historical Research Department.|
|8||Maung Tha Hla||Member||N/A|
|9||Dr. Sai Khan Hlaing||Member||N/A|
|10||Aung Myint||Member||A former member of the Civil Service Selection and Training Board and an ex-director of the military-owned Myanmar [Burma] Economic Holdings Limited. In 1962, he joined the Burmese Air Force as a lieutenant rising to the rank of Lt-Colonel. He also served in the office of the Judge Advocate General after gaining his certificate of advocateship in the late 1970s.||
|11||Myint Naing||Member||A former Deputy Attorney General.|
|12||Dr. Tin Aung Aye||Member||A former Supreme Court judge who also served on the constitution-drafting commission. He was earlier a professor and rector of Rangoon University.|
|13||Dr. Myint Kyi||Member||A former head of the department of international relations at Rangoon University. She also served as chairwoman of the Myanmar [Burma] Women’s Affairs Federation.|
|14||Khin Hla Myint||Member||N/A|
|16||Dr. Maung Htoo||Member||A retired professor and former rector of Monywa University, Sagaing Division.|
Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights activism and education organized by Amnesty International Group 133 of Somerville, MA and a dedicated team of volunteer community organizers. Now in its fourteenth year, GOTB brings activists from through out the Northeast – riding buses, commuter trains and in carpools – down to New York City to take peaceful action in front of embassies, consulates and corporate headquarters in support of human rights.
We are students and activists who embody a keystone of Amnesty International’s mission to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave human rights abuses. On Friday, April 16th, we’ll spend the morning learning from a speakers panel comprised of experts, survivors, and people immediately impacted by human rights violations. They will provide us with a greater understanding of the issues for which we’ll be demonstrating in the afternoon.
In 2010, we will celebrate 15 years of supporting human rights. We will again call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners in Burma. We’ll urge the Sri Lankan government to strike down the conviction of journalist J.S. Tissainayagam and grant him an unconditional release. We will demand the immediate and unconditional release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen. And stand in solidarity as a voice for Justine Masika Bihamba and other women fighting to protect themselves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More information will be forthcoming on our Actions page. These are all peaceful and permitted events, and police will be present to ensure we have the greatest possible security while in New York City.