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Statement No.(2/2016) Statement Regarding the Visit to the Prison, Police lock-up and District Hospital Guard ward in Hkamti township, Sagaing Region

1. A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comprising of Members U Zaw Win and Dr. Nyan Zaw accompanied by two staff members visited the prison, police lock-up and district hospital guard ward in Hkamti township of Sagaing Region on the 18 and 19 February 2016 […]

February 29, 2016  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Facilitate Right to Return and Reparations for Displaced Muslim Rohingya

(Yangon, February 26, 2016)—The government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally facilitate the right to return for more than 145,000 Rohingya Muslims and others confined to 67 internment camps in Rakhine State, Fortify Rights said today […]

February 26, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of CSO Forum on recent deathly attacked to un-armed Community Led Anti-Drugs Campaign while eradicating opium fields

Escalating drugs abuse problems in the eras of bygone juntas have created tragedy for the whole nation especially to the young generation and societies on the ground […]

February 26, 2016  •  By Civil Society Organizations Forum  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Fortify Rights to Support Search-and-Rescue Charity MOAS

(Bangkok, February 26, 2015)—Fortify Rights today announced that it would join the global search and rescue charity MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) in its mission in Southeast Asia aimed at mitigating loss of life at sea […]

February 26, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for the release of Nilar Thein

On February 24, 2016 Ma Nilar Thein, secretary of Women’s Affairs at the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, was arrested for her alleged participation in a protest in Rangoon in February 2015 showing unity and support of the students advocating for education reform at Letpadan Township, Bago Division […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nilar Thein Back in Jail

Burma Campaign UK today urged the Minister of Home Affairs, Lt Gen Ko Ko, forthe immediate release of Nilar Thein and to reform the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save The Salween Network Statement

Plans to build dams on the Salween River, started by the previous military regime, have recently been accelerated by U Thein Sein’s government, which, on February 2, 2016, without informing or consulting Burma’s citizens, signed an agreement with China allowing implementation of 18 out of 29 hydropower dam projects planned by Chinese companies in Burma […]

February 22, 2016  •  By Save The Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤