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Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’ (123 found)

Myanmar: UN General Assembly Resolution still Needed in Light of Ongoing Serious Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call on all UN member states to recognize the continued need for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in light of the ongoing human rights violations taking place in the country […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Elections Marred by Growing Repression and Rohingya Disenfranchisement

The jailing of peaceful activists, restrictions on free speech, discrimination and the political disenfranchisement of minority groups – in particular the persecuted Rohingya– seriously undermine elections in Myanmar, Amnesty International said ahead of the vote on 8 November […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Persecuted Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar Suffer Horrific Abuses at Sea

Rohingya women, men and children attempting to flee persecution in Myammar by boat earlier this year were killed or severely beaten by human traffickers if their families failed to pay ransoms, and kept in hellish, inhuman conditions, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Deadly Journeys – The Refugee and Trafficking Crisis in Southeast Asia

Deadly JourneysIn May 2015 three boats carrying 1,800 women, men and children landed in Aceh, Indonesia. Most of the passengers were Muslim Rohingya, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority from Myanmar […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Immediately Release Two People Detained for Mocking Army on Facebook

Myanmar’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a peace activist and a young woman who have been arrested for mocking the country’s army chief on Facebook, Amnesty International said […]

October 15, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

‘Going back to the old ways’: A new generation of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

Prisoners in BurmaA new Amnesty International briefing – ‘Back to the old ways’ – exposes how repression has drastically picked up pace over the past two years, in stark contrast to official claims that not a single person is imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights […]

October 8, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Almost 100 Prisoners of Conscience Behind Bars Ahead of Elections Following Intensifying Repression

Myanmar’s authorities have been locking up and harassing scores of peaceful activists as part of an intensifying and far-reaching crackdown ahead of November’s elections, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign to free prisoners of conscience today […]

October 8, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Prisoners of Conscience Released in Amnesty but Scores Remain Behind Bars

The release of at least 11 prisoners of conscience in a mass prisoner amnesty in Myanmar today is a step in the right direction, but authorities must immediately clear the country’s jails of the scores of peaceful activists who still remain behind bars, Amnesty International said […]

July 30, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Imprisoned Media Workers

One year after five media workers from the Unity newspaper were given long jail sentences and five media workers from the Bi-Midday Sun newspaper were detained – later sentenced and jailed – solely for their peaceful journalistic activities, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them and all other prisoners of conscience in the country […]

July 10, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤