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Posts Tagged ‘Crime Against Humanity’ (25 found)

TWO’s Statement on Killing of Innocent Villagers by RCSS

TWO condemns the RCSS for laying a landmine that killed one villager, and for arresting and killing two villagers in Namkham on June 1-3, 2016 […]

June 9, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Thein Sein must be Challenged for Failure to Seek Justice in Kawng Hka Rape-Murder Case

As President Thein Sein takes the spotlight at the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement this week, KWAT urges that he be challenged for his failure to seek justice in the case of the rape-murder of the two Kachin teachers last January […]

October 11, 2015  •  By Kachin Women's Association- Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crackdown at Letpadan: Excessive Use of Force and Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar

Letpandaung protest On March 10, 2015, following a weeklong standoff in the town of Letpadan in Myanmar’sBago Region, police officers violently cracked down on a group of approximately 200 protesters demonstrating against the recently passed National Education Law […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Hold police Accountable for Crackdown at Letpadan, Free Wrongfully Imprisoned Protesters

(YANGON—October 10, 2015) Myanmar police officers used excessive force during a crackdown on protesters and arrested more than 100 individuals in Letpadan, Bago Region in March, according to a new report released today by Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (“the Clinic”). Authorities should release individuals wrongfully detained for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, the organizations said […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

‘Going back to the old ways’: A new generation of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

Prisoners in BurmaA new Amnesty International briefing – ‘Back to the old ways’ – exposes how repression has drastically picked up pace over the past two years, in stark contrast to official claims that not a single person is imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights […]

October 8, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army shelling, killing and torture of civilians in Mong Pawn constitute war crimes

On September 12, 2015, about 100 Burmese government troops attacked Nawng Pa Deb village in Mong Pawn township, southern Shan State. They fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds […]

September 28, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Protect, Not Target, Gay People

(New York) – Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to senior Burmese officials. The Burmese government is obligated under international law to protect all people in the country regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity […]

September 2, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report Briefer: How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms

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 ➤

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 ➤

As Case Goes to High Court, Kachin Women Maintain Husbands’ Innocence

MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Being forced to flee their burned out homes after fighting flared in Kachin State in June 2011 put incredible strain on the families of Lashi Lu and her fellow villager Hkawn Nan, who along with many of their neighbors took shelter in a Myitkyina camp for internally displaces persons (IDPs). But things got far worse for both women a year later, when soldiers from Infantry Battalion 37 arrested their husbands while they were working as cattle hands […]

July 22, 2015  •  By Seamus Martov / The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤