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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Naw Ohn Hla Remains in Jail

As part of a new campaign to highlight how several political prisoners are back in jail after having previously been released, Burma Campaign UK today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Naw Ohn Hla […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Statement as Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) has Come to Target Ta’ang Civilians

Starting from the 3rd week of February, Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT, or Burma Army) made offensive preparations by sending in an overwhelming force of over 500-truck load of reinforcement, and by the beginning of March, it had deployed its troops against the various operational areas of the Ta’ang Army (TNLA) and started the offensive […]

March 13, 2016  •  By PSLF/TNLA News and Information Department  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners: February Summary of the Current Situation

This month, 19 political activists were arrested in total, nine individuals were sentenced and one was released. Eleven political prisoners are reported to be in bad health. Also this month, 45 new charges were piled on activists […]

March 13, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PSLF Statement on Myanmar Tatmadaw’s Militarist Act of Targeting Ta’ang Civilian Populations with Intention of Escalating Offensive

The Palaung State Liberation Front strongly condemns the targeting of innocent civilians by Myanmar Tatmadaw in its attacks, with the intention of escalating offensives, in Kyaukme, Momeik, Mogok, Namtsan, Manton, Namtu, Namkham, Kutkai etc. of the Ta’ang Region […]

March 11, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: End Relentless Crackdown on Student Protesters

One year after police violently dispersed largely peaceful student protests in Myanmar, the authorities continue their relentless crackdown on student activists and anyone associated with their movement […]

March 10, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led Government has Legitimacy but Lacks Power to Pursue Reforms?

military at parliamentLast week in the newly-constituted and reinvigorated Parliament, National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Khin San Hlaing tabled an emergency motion requesting an inquiry into the questionable nature and circumstances of business deals involving the sale of national assets and resources by the outgoing Government allegedly without proper safeguards or due process […]

March 9, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Marks International Women’s Day With Ceremonies in Cities

Women’s organizations in Myanmar celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday with festivities in the commercial capital Yangon and major towns in war-ravaged states, as the country’s most prominent female politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her party prepared to submit nominations for the nation’s top office […]

March 8, 2016  •  By RFA  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

110 High Profile Women Stand with the Women of Burma to End Rape and Sexual Violence

On International Women’s Day, 110 high profile women, including Dame Judi Dench, Annie Lennox, Jo Brand, Gillian Anderson, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters and Zoë Wanamaker, are standing with the women of Burma to end rape and sexual violence […]

March 8, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Can Burma’s Human Rights Commission Fight Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas?

RANGOON — The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) has said they are ready to address cases of sexual violence perpetrated by the Burma Army, but rights groups remain skeptical of the commission’s ability to achieve justice […]

March 8, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Kachin people on “Natural Resource Governance in Kachin State”

On March 1, 2016, 103 leaders of Kachin State from 61 organizations from civil society organizations, political parties, and religion organizations met at Myitkyina, Kachin State to discuss “Natural Resource Governance in Kachin State”. The following statements were agreed collectively at the forum […]

March 7, 2016  •  By 54 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤