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Land Confiscation Continues Unabated Across Southeastern Burma
Naing Lin 7 days ago

On 15 July 2015, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) held a briefing of their latest report on land confiscation, “‘With Only our Voices, What Can We Do?’: Land Confiscation and Local… Read More

 
Free and Fair Elections for Whom?
Naing Lin 2 weeks ago

Last week, Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) declared that the General Elections would be set for 8 November of this year. Having previously boycotted the 2010 election on th… Read More

 
Burma - Where Classrooms are replaced with Jail Cells
Naing Lin 3 weeks ago

On 2 July 2015, five student protestors were charged under the controversial Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law for taking part in a protest concerning the overpowering influence… Read More

 
Constitutional Crackdown Brings A Dark Day for Democracy in Burma
Rin Fujimatsu 4 weeks ago

After an increasingly dispiriting start to 2015, and with landmark national elections now likely only five months away, Burma’s flimsy “reform process” is unraveling inexorably. Fi… Read More

 
As the Conflict in Ethnic Areas Continues the International Community and the Burma Government Must Respect the Rights of Refugees and IDPs
Naing Lin 1 month ago

Every year on 20 June, many refugees who have fled Burma due to ongoing conflict, persecution, and human rights abuses, mark World Refugee Day with a sense of uncertainty and anxie… Read More

 

The Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Senior Delegation and the Union Peace Working Committee Complete Third Day of 8th Meeting for Conclusive Negotiations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

After the third day of negotiation, the EAOs’ Senior Delegation (SD) and the Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) reached initial agreements on most of the provisions in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) text. It was agreed that remaining provisions will be discussed in further negotiation […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Ethnic Armed Organization's Senior Delegation and The Union Peace Working Committee  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Embassy Statement on Kachin Fighting

The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned by reports of intensifying military action in Kachin State and northern Shan State. Continued fighting needlessly puts the lives of vulnerable communities at risk and undermines the trust that will be essential to achieving a nationwide ceasefire agreement […]

July 24, 2015  •  By US Embassy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Amid a Worsening Human Rights Situation, the Burma Government Must End the Persecution of Human Rights Defenders

[Chiang Mai – 24 July 2015] The Burma Government must immediately cease the targeting, oppressing, stifling, controlling and silencing of human rights defenders (HRDs) and strengthen judicial and legislative protection mechanisms to safeguard the work of HRDs so that they can carry out their valuable and legitimate human rights work, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership said in a joint report released today […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Villagers Remain Fearful after Burma Army Rape-Murder in Ho Pong, Despite Punishment of Alleged Culprit

On June 6, 2015, a 28-year-old Shan woman was found raped, murdered and robbed in Ho Pong Township, southern Shan State, with evidence pointing to Burma Army soldiers stationed at the nearby Light Infantry Battalion 249 outpost. After initial denial, local Burmese military officers arrested one of their soldiers for the crime, gave him a public beating, and announced he would be given the death sentence. The Eastern Commander himself, Major General Aye Win, came from Taunggyi to apologize to the victim’s husband, and donated money and food to him […]

July 20, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“Report Briefer: How to Defend the Defenders?”

image2Testimonies and reports from inside the country have painted a very different picture to the new tolerant and free Burma that the Burma Government wants the world to see. Those who try to defend human rights, or question the power or narrative of the Burma Government — and their military and corporate backers —now seem to be operating in as dangerous an environment as ever […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

How to Defend the Defenders?

HRD Report Human Rights Violations in BurmaTestimonies and reports from inside the country have painted a very different picture to the new tolerant and free Burma that the Burma Government wants the world to see. Those who try to defend human rights, or question the power or narrative of the Burma Government — and their military and corporate backers —now seem to be operating in as dangerous an environment as ever […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤