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TWO and TSYU Condemn Human Right Violations Committed by RCSS/SSA in Northern and Southern Shan State

1. U Paw Pwae who is the secretary of the the local township committee organized and hired by the troop of Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) Battalion no. 377 based in Mong Kung Township together with 7 members of the local township committee ordered the headman of Pan Laut village, chairmen of 8 villages in Naung San Phuu tract, 6 villages in Khae Owm Owae tract, 3 villages in Sone Laut tract, and 8 villages in Phar Kaung tract in Mong Kung township to recruit 100 soldiers from each of the tracts totally 400 soldiers to send the military training on 20 Feb, 2016 […]

February 10, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization and Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Release Human Rights Defender U Gambira Immediately and Unconditionally

(Bangkok, 9 February) – Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender and former political prisoner U Gambira, who has been detained on flimsy charges of “illegally entering” the country, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today […]

February 9, 2016  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS): On the Occasion of The 69th Anniversary of Shan State People National Day

1. The 7th February of 1947 was the historic day on which our Shan leaders achieved unity among themselves; on which the Shan National Flag was raised and the Shan National Anthem sung in unison for the first time. Because of its historical significance, 7th February has been designated as Shan National Day or Shan State People National Day by the Tai people and the peoples of Shan State. And as a result of the Shan National Day, the historic Pang Long Agreement and the Union of Myanmar have come into being […]

February 7, 2016  •  By Restoration Council of Shan State  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No.(1/2016) Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Press Statement Regarding Squatter

1. Myanmar National Human Rights Commission learnt from the media reports that during the month of January 2016 long-term squatters in Yuzana Garden City and Mingalardon Pyin Ma Pin Industrial Zone in Yangon Region and Nyaung Ni village in Mandalay Region were forcibly evicted and that were even clashes between the two parties […]

February 3, 2016  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the International Karen Organisation on the 67th Karen Revolution Day

On this the 67th Karen Revolution Day we recognise and honour the sacrifice of those who have given their lives, blood, possessions and liberty in the cause of the political and military struggle for the liberation and right to self-determination of the Karen people since 31 January 1949 […]

January 31, 2016  •  By International Karen Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: New Parliament must Prioritize the Repeal or Amendment of Repressive

Paris, Bangkok, 29 January 2016: Burma’s new Parliament must urgently prioritize the repeal or amendment of numerous domestic laws that are inconsistent with international human rights standards, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

January 29, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Scrap or Amend new Law that could Grant Immunity to Former Presidents

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Election Points Path to Rights Progress

(New York, January 27, 2016) – Burma’s peaceful elections were the high point of a year that saw the overall human rights situation in the country stagnate, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under Aung San Suu Kyi won an overwhelming victory in structurally […]

January 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Political Prisoners Face Medical Crisis, Denied Health Care

(Yangon, January 25, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should drop all charges and immediately and unconditionally release 53 men and women detained since March for their role in peaceful protests in the town of Letpadan in Bago Region, Fortify Rights said today […]

January 25, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revolving Door of Political Prisoners Keeps Spinning

Burma Campaign UK welcomes the release of around 52 political prisoners this week. Burma Campaign UK has been welcoming the release of political prisoners in Burma for more than 20 years […]

January 23, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤