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Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’ (123 found)

Clinton’s visit should be measured in human rights improvement

The success of the US Secretary of State’s visit to Burma should be measured on whether the authorities respond immediately by undertaking bold and far-reaching human rights reforms, Amnesty International said in a statement today […]

November 29, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Political Prisoners Held in Dog Cells and Denied Water

The Myanmar authorities must act immediately to end the ill-treatment of some15 political prisoners in Yangon’s Insein Prison, where they have been denied water and some reportedly held in “dog” cells, Amnesty International said today […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Government Must Go Further with Prisoner Release

The release of at least 120 political prisoners in Burma today is a minimum first step, and the authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all remaining prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today […]

October 12, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Amnesty International at 17th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President,

Amnesty International estimates that there are more than 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar held under vague laws frequently used by the government to criminalize peaceful political dissent. Some have been detained since the 1990s and others have more recently been sentenced to more than 60 years’ imprisonment. Many are held in

June 8, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Prison Sentence Reductions are Not Enough

The Myanmar government’s reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today […]

May 17, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

No International Compromise on Human Rights in Myanmar

As the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar presents his report to the 16th session of United Nations Human Rights Council, governments should speak with one voice on Myanmar’s long-standing failure […]

March 11, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand/India/Indonesia: Rohingyas at risk need protection

Hundreds of Rohingyas fleeing systematic persecution in Myanmar require immediate assistance from Thailand, India, and Indonesia […]

February 18, 2011  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar should free all prisoners of conscience following Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

Amnesty International today welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country[…]

November 13, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar should free all prisoners of conscience following Aung San Suu Kyi’s release

Amnesty International today welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.[…]

November 13, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤