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Posts Tagged ‘National League for Democracy’ (266 found)

NLD Government Must Protect Muslim Minority in Burma

(London, 5th July 2016) – On 1st July 2016, a mosque was demolished and burned down in Lepyin village, Lone Khin, Phar Kant Township, Kachin State. Authorities stood by as a mob carrying Buddhist flags and machetes destroyed the mosque […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

Myanmar is at a historic crossroads: one where the optimism of a critical juncture that is “more promising than at any time in recent memory” meets apprehension over what could happen if a “host of … social crises that have long blighted our country” go unaddressed […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSOs Call For Investigation of Attacks on Muslim Places of Worship

RANGOON — Civil society organizations (CSOs) urged the government to investigate recent attacks on Muslim places of worship in Pegu Division and Kachin State, calling to protect the rights of religious minorities, according to a joint statement on Tuesday […]

July 5, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Watch: “They Can Arrest You at Any Time” The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Burma

HRWThe past five years have been a time of liberalization and change in Burma. The abolition of prior censorship and a loosening of licensing requirements has led to a vibrant press, and the shift from formal military rule has emboldened civil society […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  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 ➤

NLD Government Must Restore the Human Rights for Rohingya population

(London, 27th June 2016) – Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the new report published on 20th June 2016 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations pointing out the gross human rights violations committed against the Rohingya, Kachin and Shan peoples of Myanmar […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Call Rohingya People “Rohingya”

As organisations representing Rohingya people in 9countries, we express our deep concern and disappointment at the decision by the European Union not to use our name when referring to us […]

June 27, 2016  •  By 10 Burmese Rohingya Organisations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Destruction of Thaye Thamein Mosque, Waw Township, Bago Division, Burma

We were informed that a mosque, a children school and some Muslim-­‐owned properties in Thaye Thamein village, Waw township, Bago division, Burma were destroyed by a Buddhist terrorist group on June 23, 2016 […]

June 24, 2016  •  By Burmese American Muslims Association  •  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 ➤

Five Years of War: A Call for Peace, Justice, and Accountability in Myanmar

Although much of the world has expressed excitement over Myanmar’s political transition, communities throughout Kachin and northern Shan states have been living with severe human rights abuses and displacement for the last five years […]

June 9, 2016  •  By 130 Solidarity Organizations Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤