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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Assembly’ (61 found)

“Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report

cover-english-repordAs Burma emerges from decades of authoritarian rule and international isolation, the issue of human rights and human rights abuses has been of large concern to many actors involved. Holding those accountable for crimes committed in the past has been at the forefront for many observers […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement – Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma): Month in Review (July 2016)

This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or had cases against them dropped […]

August 16, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Watch: “They Can Arrest You at Any Time” The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Burma

HRWThe past five years have been a time of liberalization and change in Burma. The abolition of prior censorship and a loosening of licensing requirements has led to a vibrant press, and the shift from formal military rule has emboldened civil society […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Dismantle Infrastructure of Repression

(Rangoon) – Burma’s new government should use its parliamentary majority to repeal or amend the many military and colonial-era laws used to criminalize peaceful speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Proposed Assembly Law Falls Short

(New York) – Burma’s parliament should amend a proposed law on public protest to better protect rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  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 ➤

Open Letter on Amending the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act in Line with International Human Rights Law and Standards

Amnesty International welcomes efforts by Parliament to review the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (Peaceful Assembly Act) […]

May 13, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Continue Releasing all Prisoners of Conscience

One month after the Myanmar’s new administration pledged that it would work to free all prisoners of conscience in the country, the authorities should double their efforts to ensure that no one is left behind bars for peacefully exercising their rights […]

May 11, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Use of Excessive Force Against Letpadan Protesters

(Yangon, April 14, 2016)—While welcoming the Government of Myanmar’s recent release of political prisoners, Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic urged authorities today to open a formal investigation into the violent police crackdown against protesters in March 2015 in Letpadan […]

April 14, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Political imprisonment in numbers

Today, Amnesty International released the report New expression meets old repression. Here is a look at some of the key numbers behind the growing crackdown on freedom of expression in Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤