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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violations’ (349 found)

Innocent Civilians Remain in Burma’s Jails – Free Brang Yung and Lanpai Gam!

They were arrested in June 2012 and charged under Article 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act. Their trials are still continuing at Myitkyina court in Kachin State. They were brutally tortured during interrogations; they were repeatedly beaten, forced to drink water mixed with fuel, burnt and forced to have sexual intercourse with each other

November 7, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Shwe Pipeline Brings Land Confiscation, Militarization and Human Rights Violations to the Ta’ang People

The Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO) released a report today called “Pipeline Nightmare” that illustrates how the Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline project, which will transport oil and gas across Burma to China, has resulted in the confiscation of people’s lands, forced labor, and increased military presence along the pipeline, affecting thousands of people.

Moreover, the report documents cases in 6 target cities and 51 villages of human rights violations committed by the Burmese Army, police and people’s militia, who take responsibility for security of the pipeline […]

November 7, 2012  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Pipeline Nightmare

Pipeline Nightmare CoverShwe Pipeline Brings Land Confiscation, Militarization and Human Rights Violations to the Ta’ang People

This report illustrates how the Shwe Gas and Oil Pipeline project, which will transport oil and gas across Burma to China, has resulted in the confiscation of people’s lands, forced labor, and increased military presence along the pipeline, affecting thousands of people […]

November 7, 2012  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Violations Continue in Burma’s Karen State Despite Announcements of Political Reforms

Even as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reported today, citing findings from a field survey conducted earlier this year […]

August 28, 2012  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Bitter Wounds and Lost Dreams: Human Rights Under Assault in Karen State, Burma

Bitter Wounds and Lost Dreams Report CoverEven as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, PHR reports, citing findings from a field survey conducted in early 2012.

PHR’s report – Bitter Wounds and Lost Dreams: Human Rights Under Assault in Karen State, Burma – provides a snapshot of ongoing abuses against Karen people and communities in the country’s mountainous eastern region bordering Thailand, where the army has been battling insurgent groups for decades […]

August 28, 2012  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

David Cameron Must Highlight On-going Human Rights Abuses In Burma

On the eve of Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Burma, Burma Campaign UK called on him to highlight the serious on-going human rights abuses in the country, and the lack of legal democratic reform. Despite reforms that have taken place, and allowing the NLD to […]

April 12, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Leaders Must Raise Issue of Ethnic Conflicts and Human Rights Violations in Myanmar at This Week’s Summit

The ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), while noting allegations of irregularities and widespread electoral violations, today welcomed the results of the Myanmar by-elections held on 1 April 2012 but called on ASEAN to raise the issue of ongoing […]

April 3, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: By-Elections a Step, but Not Real Reform

Burma’s April 1, 2012 by-elections are a step forward, but are not a real test of the government’s commitment to democratic reform, Human Rights Watch said today. “April’s by-election in Burma will almost certainly bring opposition […]

March 30, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Separated by Borders: United By Need, An Assessment of Reproductive Health on the Thai-Burma Border

The region of eastern Burma is mired in conflict and human rights abuses. The former Myanmar military junta and the new civilian government, are responsible for widespread human rights violations throughout […]

February 16, 2012  •  By Ibis Reproductive Health  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤