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Human Rights at the Bottom of the Andaman Sea
Rin Fujimatsu 4 days ago

Earlier this week, two boats containing 600 refugees from Burma – mainly Muslim Rohingya – were turned away from the shores of Malaysia, having fled oppression under the Burma Gove… Read More

Familiar Blocks on the Road to Peace
Rin Fujimatsu 2 weeks ago

As the ethnic armed groups’ summit in Panghsang, Shan State concluded on 6 May 2015, familiar obstacles still loom large in the peace process. Namely, the 2008 Constitution, contin… Read More

World Press Freedom Day or World Press Restrictions Day?
Rin Fujimatsu 3 weeks ago

Sunday 3 May, 2015 was World Press Freedom Day and the Burma Army embraced the sentiment of this day by issuing a gaging order on the media, aimed at stopping them from reporti… Read More

Hopes Shattered a Year on from Burma’s ASEAN Chairmanship
Rin Fujimatsu 4 weeks ago

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2015 (ACSC/APF) ended on 24 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bringing the voic… Read More

On U Win Tin Blue Shirt Day, Remember Burma’s Many Political Prisoners
Rin Fujimatsu 1 month ago

Today, Tuesday 21 April 2015, is the first anniversary of the death of U Win Tin – journalist, democracy activist, founding member of the NLD, and one of Burma’s most high profile… Read More


Humanitarian Crisis Affecting Rohingya Muslims is the Product of Genocide

London, 16 May 2015: Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London […]

May 16, 2015 | By International State Crime Initiative | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Burma: Reject Discriminatory Population Bill

(New York, May 16, 2015) – Burma’s parliament should vote down a draft population law that authorities could use to repress religious and ethnic minorities, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma’s donors and other concerned governments should publicly call on the government to withdraw the bill […]

May 16, 2015 | By Human Rights Watch | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>

Hammond Urged To Mobilise EU Over Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Burma Campaign UK today called on Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to ensure that EU Foreign Ministers discuss the Rohingya refugee crisis when they meet on Monday. The European Union should apply pressure on Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to stop pushing boats of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis back out to sea […]

May 15, 2015 | By Burma Campaign UK | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Read more >>

Southeast Asia: End Rohingya Boat Pushbacks

(Bangkok, May 14, 2015) – Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should end their pushbacks of boats with Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum seekers, and instead bring them ashore and provide desperately needed aid, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 14, 2015 | By Human Rights Watch | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Read more >>

The Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Summit In Panghsang Addressed Key Issues In The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Draft

The Ethnic Armed Organizations Leaders Summit attended by a total of 65 leaders and observers from 12 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) was successfully held in Panghsang, the capital of the Wa special region of Northern Shan State on 1-6 May 2015 […]

May 8, 2015 | By Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center | Tags: , , , | Read more >>

Myanmar: Release Media Workers Jailed for Peaceful Journalistic Activities

On World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all media workers imprisoned in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities […]

May 3, 2015 | By Amnesty International | Tags: , , | Read more >>