In the lead-up to the 2015 elections in Burma, religious minorities, especially the Muslim population, have been consistently subjected to state sponsored discrimination and violent abuse, while simultaneously denied representation in the political sphere or in civil society […]September 28, 2015 • By Burma Partnership and Smile Education & Development Foundation • Tags: 2015 Elections, ASEAN, Burma Partnership, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Human Rights Violations, Rakhine State, Rohingya, Rohingya IDPs, Smile Education & Development Foundation • Read more ➤
According to the information appearing in the media it was learnt that 3rd year Biochemistry student Ko Naing Ye Wai, 3rd Year Microbiology, Ko Jit Too, 4th Year Physics, Ko Aung San Oo and 4th year Maths, Ko Nyan Linn Htet are students currently studying at the Yadanarpon University […]September 11, 2015 • By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission • Tags: Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, students • Read more ➤
၁။ ၁၀-၃-၂၀၁၅ ေန႔တြင္ ပဲခူးတုိင္းေဒသၾကီး၊ လက္ပံတန္းျမိဳ႔၌ အမ်ိဳးသားပညာေရးဥပေဒျပင္ဆင္ေရးအတြက္ ဆႏၵျပခဲ့ေသာ သပိတ္စစ္ေၾကာင္းအား ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔မွ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့ရာတြင္ တာ၀န္အရလုပ္ေဆာင္ျခင္းထက္ ပိုလြန္၍ေဆာင္ရြက္ေၾကာင္း၊ အသက္အႏၱရာယ္ထိခုိက္ေစႏိုင္သည့္ ေနရာမ်ားကို ရုိက္ႏွက္ေၾကာင္း၊ အဓိကရုဏ္း ႏွိမ္းႏွင္းေရး အဆင့္မ်ားအတိုင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္မႈမရွိေၾကာင္း၊ အခ်ိဳ႔ရဲတပ္ဖဲြ႔၀င္မ်ားက အမိန္႔မနာခံဘဲ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေၾကာင္း၊ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ စုေ၀းျခင္းႏွင့္ စီတန္းလွည့္လည္ျခင္းဆုိင္ရာဥပေဒျဖင့္ တရားစြဲဆုိရမည့္အစား ရာဇသတ္ၾကီးဥပေဒ ပုဒ္မမ်ားျဖင့္ တရားစဲြဆုိေၾကာင္း သသည့္တုိင္တန္းခ်က္မ်ားကုိ မွတ္တမ္းတင္စာအုပ္စာတမ္းမ်ား၊ ဗြီဒီယိုတိပ္ေခြ မ်ားႏွင့္အတူ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသား လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္က ရရွိခဲ့ပါသျဖင့္ ေကာ္မရွင္အဖြဲ႔၀င္ ၃ ဦး ပါ၀င္ေသာ စုံစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးအဖဲြ႔ကုိ ဖဲြ႔စည္း၍ စုံစမ္းစစ္ေဆးခဲ့ပါသည္ […]September 11, 2015 • By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission • Tags: Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Letpadaung Students crack down, The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission • Read more ➤
I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods. I conveyed my deepest sympathies and profound sadness to all those I met during the mission and wish to renew those sentiments publicly now and particularly to the families of the victims and all those who have been affected by this disaster […]August 7, 2015 • By Yanghee Lee • Tags: Article 18, Article 505 (b), ASEAN, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Myanmar Peace Center, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team, Political Prisoners, Protection of Race and Religion, Rakhine State, Rohingya, The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, Yanghee Lee • Read more ➤
The release of at least 11 prisoners of conscience in a mass prisoner amnesty in Myanmar today is a step in the right direction, but authorities must immediately clear the country’s jails of the scores of peaceful activists who still remain behind bars, Amnesty International said […]July 30, 2015 • By Amnesty International • Tags: Amnesty International, ASEAN, Freedom of Expression, Political Prisoners, Rohingya • Read more ➤
Burma Partnership and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released the joint report, “How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms” on 25 July 2015. The report highlights the key threats that human rights defenders (HRDs) in Burma face, including oppressive legislation, a corrupt judiciary, violence and a lack of protection, as well as providing policy recommendations to relevant actors. The report points to a picture of a deteriorating human rights situation, in which the authorities are often the main perpetrators or are at least complicit in targeting, oppressing, stifling, controlling and silencing HRDs and the valuable work they carry out.
One of the key tools of repression used by the government, the report highlighted, was the use of Section 18 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (the Assembly Law), among other pieces of legislation. As stated by Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of AAPP, “The Assembly Law continues to be used extensively by the authorities as a tool to imprison and silence HRDs… the legal system is being used to develop and implement oppressive laws, a practice that signifies the real need for legislative and judicial reform in Burma.” […]July 29, 2015 • By Burma Partnership • Tags: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, Burma Partnership, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights • Read more ➤
Burma Campaign UK today urged the High Representative of the European External Action Service, Federica Mogherini, to take action to free Rohingya community leaders, Ba Thar, Kyaw Khin, Kyaw Myint and Hla Myint, and to pressure the military-backed government in Burma to reform the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee […]July 20, 2015 • By Burma Campaign UK • Tags: ASEAN, Burma Campaign UK, Ethnic Nationalities, Freedom of Expression, Rohingya • Read more ➤
A Burmese Muslim activist, Zaw Zaw Latt, who has been working tirelessly for interfaith peace building in Burma, has been arrested.
Zaw Zaw Latt was arrested at 8 pm, on 14th July in Chan Aye Thar Zan Township, Mandalay. He was arrested in a café by police officer U Soe Naing, who arrested him without an arrest warrant. Zaw Zaw Latt is charged under section 17/1 of the penal code for unlawful association with a blacklisted organisation […]July 17, 2015 • By Burma Muslim Association • Tags: Burma Muslim Association, Ethnic Nationalities, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Violations • Read more ➤
One year after five media workers from the Unity newspaper were given long jail sentences and five media workers from the Bi-Midday Sun newspaper were detained – later sentenced and jailed – solely for their peaceful journalistic activities, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them and all other prisoners of conscience in the country […]July 10, 2015 • By Amnesty International • Tags: Amnesty International, Article 19, Article 499, Article 500, Article 505 (b), ASEAN, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom, Media Law, Universal Declaration of Human Rights • Read more ➤
The Karen Women’s Organization (“KWO”) and Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (“KWEG”) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Naw Ohn Hla, imprisoned in Burma for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and opinion […]June 30, 2015 • By Karen Women's Organisation and Karen Women's Empowerment Group • Tags: Crimes against humanity, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Violation, Karen Women's Empowerment Group, Karen Women's Organisation, Political Prisoners • Read more ➤