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Posts Tagged ‘Religious Freedom’ (5 found)

Ignore Attempts to Incite Riots – Appeal to Burmese Muslims

1. Under successive military governments and until the time of U Thein Sein government, many historical old Mosques and Christian churches were desecrated by using various means […]

April 25, 2016  •  By Burmese Muslim Association  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Democracy Activist Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment on Defamation Charges

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned at reports that Htin Lin Oo, the former information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has been handed a two-year prison sentence following his conviction on charges of insulting religion […]

June 5, 2015  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Guilty Verdict for “Insulting Religion” Must be Overturned Immediately

The guilty verdict against an opposition activist in Myanmar today for “insulting religion” is a serious blow to both freedom of expression and religious tolerance in the country, Amnesty International said. Htin Lin Oo, a writer and former information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar’s main opposition party, was today convicted and […]

June 2, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Religious Freedom and Related Human Rights Violations are Hindering Broader Reforms

USCIRFExecutive Summary

The dramatic political developments in Burma in recent years are of historical and geopolitical significance. Bur-ma has progressed much further than most might have imagined possible only a few short years ago. Despite these achievements, Burma still has a long journey along the road to democracy and respect for human rights. Serious violations of religious freedom and human rights continue, accompanied by disturbing evidence of prejudice and intolerance, trends that will inevitably and dramatically impact the prospects for a brighter future. In short, the political reform process in Burma is at great risk of deteriorating if religious freedom and the right to equal treatment under the law are not honored and protected. […]

November 10, 2014  •  By U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: USCIRF Issues Report on Religious Freedom and Related Human Rights Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of President Obama’s November 12-14 trip to Burma, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released a new report, “Burma: Religious Freedom and Related Human Rights Violations are Hindering Broader Reforms.” The report and its recommendations reflect a USCIRF Commissioner-level visit to Burma in August 2014 by Commissioners M. Zuhdi Jasser and Eric P. Schwartz and two USCIRF staff. […]

November 6, 2014  •  By U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤