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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 ➤

BURMA: NGOS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on Muslims […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End Impunity: A Call for Accountability for Crimes against Religious Minorities in Myanmar

On June 23, a violent group of people destroyed a mosque in Thaye Thamain village, Bago Region, and on July 1, a similar mob of people destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Lone Khin village, Kachin State. In each of these cases, the authorities have failed to hold perpetrators accountable […]

July 5, 2016  •  By 19 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Destruction of Religious Buildings

(Yangon, July 5, 2016) – The Government of Myanmar should conduct a formal investigation into the recent destruction of religious buildings in Kachin State and Bago Region, 19 nongovernmental organizations in Myanmar said today in a statement. The statement represents a collective show of support from Myanmar civil society for victims of religiously motivated violence in the country […]

July 5, 2016  •  By 19 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Devolved Federal Governance Crucial to Protect Sustainable Customary Land Tenure Systems in Burma

‘Our Customary Lands,’ a report launched today by the Ethnic Community Development Forum “ECDF”, is calling on the government to protect and recognize ethnic customary land management systems through a new federal constitution and decentralized legal framework […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Ethnic Community Development Forum  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN MPs: Myanmar government must take action in response to anti-Muslim violence

JAKARTA, 4 July 2016 — Two recent attacks on mosques in Myanmar have again raised questions about the commitment of the Myanmar government to tackle rising anti-Muslim sentiment and the hate speech that fans it, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

July 4, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

လားရွဴိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံမ်ားအား သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့ တပ္မေတာ္၏အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်သည့္ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၂၅ ရက္ေန႕ ဇြန္လ ၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ လားရႈိးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ မိုင္းေယာ္ေဒသခံရြာသား ၇ ဦး အား ရက္စက္စြာ ဖမ္းဆီးသတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္၏ အၾကမ္းဖက္လုပ္ရပ္ကို ပေလာင္ျပည္နယ္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္ဦး P.S.L.F /T.N.L.A မွ အျပင္းအထန္ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်လိုက္ပါသည္ […]

July 3, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days […]

July 1, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia: End Human Trafficking, Protect Survivors

(Bangkok, July 1, 2016)—Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia failed to sufficiently combat human trafficking and protect survivors last year, Fortify Rights said today […]

July 1, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release by United Nationalities Federal Council

The UNFC Delegation for Political Negotiation led by Khu Oo Reh met with the government representatives led by Dr. Tin Myo Win, the 21st Century Panglong (the Union Peace Conference) Preparation Committee, on July 1, 2016 at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Rangoon […]

July 1, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤