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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Association’ (43 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 ➤

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days […]

July 1, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  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 ➤

“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 ➤

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 ➤

As Temperatures Rise, so do Religious Tensions

13063223_1229802143730602_7431748223013740437_oThe ugly head of religious extremism has reared again as a number of incidents involving nationalistic and extremist figures spreading hateful and destructive messages have presented a huge challenge to the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government just one month into its term in office […]

May 3, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR: Release of Political Prisoners in Myanmar Represents a Positive Step

JAKARTA, 11 April 2016 — Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia welcomed the release of over 100 political prisoners in Myanmar, expressing their hope that the long-awaited move represents a sign of the new government’s commitment to addressing the country’s human rights challenges […]

April 11, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ဗမာႏိုင္ငံလံုးဆိုင္ရာေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢမ်ားအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ ၏ သေဘာထားေၾကညာခ်က္

(၁) ဒီမိုကေရစီပညာေရးသပိတ္စစ္ေၾကာင္း ျဖဳိခြဲခံရျပီးေနာက္ သာယာဝတီအက်ဥ္းေထာင္အတြင္း (၁)ႏွစ္ႏွင့္(၂၉)ရက္ၾကာ ေနထိုင္ခဲ့ရေသာေက်ာင္းသားေက်ာင္းသူမ်ား၊ဒီမိုကေရစီပညာေရး ၾကဳိးပမ္းခဲ့သူမ်ား၊ႏိုင္ငံေရးတက္ၾကြလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ား၊အက်ဥ္းေထာင္ အသီးသီးတြင္ အမႈရင္ဆိုင္ေနရေသာ ေက်ာင္းသားေက်ာင္းသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဖမ္းဝရမ္း ထုတ္ခံထားရသူမ်ားသည္၈. ၄. ၂၀၁၆ေန႕ညေနတြင္ ျပန္လည္လြတ္ေျမာက္လာၾကပါသည္ […]

April 9, 2016  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  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 ➤