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Posts Tagged ‘Chin Human Rights Organization’ (25 found)

Human Rights Violations Perpetrated Against the Chin in Burma (March 2011 – March 2013)

Documentation from human rights groups shows that in fact, serious human rights violations continue across the country under President Thein Sein’s government, with particularly severe consequences for ethnic and religious minorities. For the predominantly Christian Chin people, this includes violations of religious freedom, forced labour, sexual violence, and extra-judicial killing, despite the fact that a ceasefire between armed resistance group the Chin National Front (CNF) and the government is holding […]

April 8, 2013  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW, CHRO In Major Push for Ethnic Rights in Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today called on the international community to push ethnic and religious minority rights higher up the reforms agenda for Burma, while wrapping up a week of advocacy in both Brussels and Washington DC […]

March 22, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW and CHRO Welcome MEP’s Letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief on Human Rights Violations in Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today warmly welcomed a letter sent by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, highlighting ongoing human rights violations in Burma […]

February 1, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Chin Activists in London to Highlight Violations of Religious Freedom

A delegation of ethnic Chin activists from Burma will visit London this week, to highlight violations of religious freedom by the government in Burma […]

September 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

‘Threats to Our Existence’: Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians in Burma

This new report “‘Threats to Our Existence’: Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians in Burma” by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) exposes a decades-long pattern of religious freedom violations that persist today under the new government, and documents other serious human rights abuses such as forced labour, torture, and other cruel and inhuman treatment, forcing thousands of Chin to flee their homeland […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Chin Christians from Burma Denied Religious Freedom, Coerced to Convert to Buddhism

Christian Chin from western Burma are denied religious freedom and face coercion to convert to Buddhism as a result of state policy, according to a new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) […]

September 5, 2012  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Briefing: Forced Labour in Chin State and Sagaing Region, 2011 – 2012

From January 2011 to date, CHRO has documented 20 separate incidents of forced labour, some involving orders to multiple villages. 50 percent of the incidents involved orders from the Burma Army (typically portering), and the other half were orders from the local authorities (typically road construction, planting jatropha, and other forms of manual labour) […]

August 27, 2012  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Soldiers Disrupt Christian Conference; Threaten MP at Gunpoint in Burma’s Chin State

Burma Army soldiers disrupted a Christian conference and threatened an MP at gunpoint in western Burma’s Chin State, the Chin Human Rights Organization has learned. The incident took place on 10 March during a gathering of more than 1,000 delegates […]

March 20, 2012  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Chief Minister of Chin State Orders Forced Labour

The Chief Minister of Burma’s Chin State has ordered forced labour in the capital Hakha, the Chin Human Rights Organization has learned. For the past month civil servants in Hakha have been forced to perform manual labour to clear various areas around the town, including the site of a Union Government guesthouse which is being rebuilt […]

September 7, 2011  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

CHRO welcomes ILO’s visit to Chin State

The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today welcomes the visit this week by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to Chin State to raise awareness about the issue of forced labor with the local authorities. In a State where more than 90 percent […]

May 21, 2011  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤