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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Expression’ (113 found)

Myanmar: Release Rakhine Rights-Defender Khaing Myo Htun

(August 4, 2016, Yangon)— The Myanmar authorities should immediately release ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and investigate allegations of human rights abuses by Myanmar Army soldiers against Rakhine civilians, Fortify Rights said today […]

August 4, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  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 ➤

Statement on TWO’s Cancelled Press Conference

The Ta’ang Women’s Organization (TWO) was preparing to launch their latest report, “Trained to Torture,” on June 25, 2016, at the Orchid Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. TWO already invited media for the event on the 25th of June. However, authorities intervened and halted the launch of the report and TWO had to cancel their launch plans on the 25th […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Film Censorship in Burma Underlines Existing Limits on Freedom of Expression

IgorThis past week, the film Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess was prevented from screening at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival by Burma’s film censorship board […]

June 22, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Release Four “Rohingya Calendar” Political Prisoners

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today […]

June 17, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free Poet Maung Saungkha

Burma Campaign UK today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Maung Saungkha and urged the Burmese government to reform the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee and to ensure the release of Maung Saungkha and all remaining political prisoners in Burma […]

May 12, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  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: Release Human Rights Defenders Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, and Zaw Win Bo

(Mandalay, April 7, 2016)—Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defenders Mr. Zaw Zaw Latt, Ms. Pwint Phyu Latt, and Mr. Zaw Win Bo, and drop all remaining charges against them, Fortify Rights said today. A verdict in a case against Zaw Zaw Latt and Pwint Phyu Latt is expected April 8, 2016 in Mandalay Region […]

April 7, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FORUM-ASIA Welcomes the Adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma/Myanmar

(Bangkok, Geneva, 25 March 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the adoption of a resolution on Burma/Myanmar at the 31st session of the United Nations Human rights Council yesterday […]

March 25, 2016  •  By FORUM-ASIA  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: New Government must Break Vicious Cycle of Repression and Political Arrests

Myanmar’s new government will take office with a historic opportunity to change course on human rights but must break away from the deeply repressive legal framework that for years has fuelled arbitrary arrests and repression, Amnesty International said in a new report today […]

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