The Israeli forces raided on December 11 the offices of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the Union of Palestinian Women Committees (UPWC
) and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) and seized files and computers after ransacking the premises.
The signing between the government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC
) and ethnic armed groups' Nationwide Cease-fire Coordination Team (NCCT) was witnessed by President U Thein Sein as well as UN Special Envoy Vijay Nambiar's Secretary and Chinese Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Wang Yingfan.
Senior NCCT (Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team) member Dr.Salai Lian Hmong Sakhong, (head of the Chin National Front), said the government negotiators - a delegation known as the Union Peace-making Work Committee, (UPWC
) headed by Minister Aung Min - had backtracked on issues that had been discussed at previous meetings.
The 7th round of peace talks between Myanmar government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC
) and 16 ethnic armed groups' Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), which began at the Myanmar Peace Center, will touch on the remaining eight hard points out of 104, the sources said.
During the meeting held at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Rangoon on 11 August (Monday) between the government's Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC
) and some 150 representatives of 66 political parties, Aung Min said that there was an agreement to bring about political dialogue with ethnic armed groups within 90 days after signing a nationwide ceasefire.