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Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’ (123 found)

Myanmar: Political prisoners must be freed

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the “Saffron Revolution”, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally free all political prisoners arrested for their peaceful activism.[…]

September 24, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry

Dear Foreign Minister,
We write to you regarding the serious human rights situation in Burma. We urge Japan to publicly support the establishment of an International Commission of Inquiry for Burma and to support an annual Burma resolution of the upcoming autumn session of the UN General Assembly which includes a support for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry.[…]

September 21, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly should call for commission of inquiry

Amnesty International is calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution ensuring the urgent establishment of an international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations committed in Myanmar, including crimes against humanity and possible war crimes […]

September 3, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

NGOs mark the 22nd Anniversary of 8.8.88 in Bangkok

DSC00969On Sunday 8 August, 2010, several hundred activists, students, and members of civil society gathered today at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the 8.8.88 uprising in Burma. The event featured a keynote speech by Mr. Kraisak Choonhavan, President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC). […]

August 9, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar elections will test ASEAN’s credibility

Southeast Asian nations should press the Myanmar government to protect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association throughout the elections period and beyond, Amnesty International said today on the eve of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Ha Noi […]

July 18, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Update for 14 May

Once again we bring you update on the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections. These updates feature the efforts and actions of people around the world related to upcoming elections in Burma.

Global Day of Action on 27 May

The Ten Alliances of Burma’s democracy and ethnic rights movement released a media advisory announcing the upcoming Global Day of Action on 27 May, as part of the ongoing Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections […]

May 14, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN leaders should act over Myanmar’s appalling rights record

Myanmar’s appalling human rights record is a serious breach of the ASEAN charter and should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization’s summit in Ha Noi on 8 April, Amnesty International said today […]

April 8, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN human rights commission stumbles at first hurdle

Amnesty International has expressed disappointment at the refusal by the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to look into complaints brought by victims, families and civil society organizations of human rights abuses in ASEAN member states.[…]

March 30, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections

Amnesty International urges Myanmar to overturn a new law that bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party before upcoming national elections. “There are at least 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar, most of whom are in prison simply because they tried to exercise their […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

The Repression of Ethnic Minority Activists in Myanmar

The 58-page report, The Repression of Ethnic Minority Activists in Myanmar, draws on accounts from more than 700 activists from the seven largest ethnic minorities, including the Rakhine, Shan, Kachin, and Chin, covering a two-year period from August 2007.

The authorities have arrested, imprisoned, and in some cases tortured or even killed ethnic minority activists. Minority groups have also faced extensive surveillance, harassment and discrimination when trying to carry out their legitimate activities. […]

February 16, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤