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Burma Government Must Heed US Stance on Rohingya
Ray 2 days ago

With US sanctions on Burma being extended with amendments, and US Secretary of State, John Kerry paying a visit to the country, US policy on Burma has become clarified [...]… Read More

 
Offensives Must Stop to Show Commitment to the 21st Century Panglong Agreement
Ray 1 week ago

Amid Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s attempts to speed up the convening of the so-called ‘21st Century Panglong Conference,’ armed conflict, displacement and the lack of humanitarian aid to… Read More

 
Letpadaung Copper Mine Project Resumed, Symbolic of Larger Human Rights Problems
Ray 2 weeks ago

On 5 May, 2016, fresh tensions erupted over the resumption of the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region, a project jointly owned by Chinese company Wanbao and the military-owned… Read More

 
As Temperatures Rise, so do Religious Tensions
Ray 3 weeks ago

The ugly head of religious extremism has reared again as a number of incidents involving nationalistic and extremist figures spreading hateful and destructive messages have present… Read More

 
More Displacement, More Abuses in Latest Burma Army Attacks
Ray 4 weeks ago

The Burma Army is stepping up on its promise to “eliminate” the Arakan Army (AA) with an increase in the number and ferocity of military attacks in northern Arakan State [...]… Read More

 

AAPP and FPPS launch report entitled “After Release I Had to Restart My Life from the Beginning”

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (“AAPP”) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (“FPPS”) has today – 25 May 2016 – published a report entitled, ‘“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning[…]”

May 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Koh Tao Murder Case Legal Defense Team and Accused’s Mothers Today Submit 200 Page Death Sentence Conviction Appeal to Koh Samui Court

Today at 9am a team of pro-bono lawyers working under the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT) to defend two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death following conviction on 24th December 2015 for the rape and murder of a female British tourist and the murder of a British male tourist on Koh Tao Island, Thailand in September 2014 submitted a 198 page appeal against this conviction and sentencing to Koh Samui Court […]

May 23, 2016  •  By Migrant Workers Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Myanmar

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Yongzheng Yang visited Myanmar during May 12−20 to assess macroeconomic developments and discuss economic policies with the authorities […]

May 20, 2016  •  By International Monetary Fund  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

AAPP -cover-report-EngSince 1962, between 7,000 and 10,000 political prisoners have been imprisoned in Burma. Whilst a multitude of anecdotal records exist, there is very little comprehensive data concerning the torture and mistreatment experienced by political prisoners within Burma’s interrogation centers and jails […]

May 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Multiple forces in the Divide, An Update on Karen 7th Brigade Region

Once one of the strongest regions in Burma for the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the area around KNLA 6th Brigade now stands as one of the most divided […]

May 20, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤