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Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’ (123 found)

Amnesty International Annual Report – Myanmar Chapter

Despite ongoing political, legal and economic reforms, progress on human rights stalled, with some backward steps in key areas. The situation of the Rohingya deteriorated, with ongoing discrimination in law and practice exacerbated by a dire humanitarian situation. Anti-Muslim violence persisted, with the authorities failing to hold suspected perpetrators to account. Reports of abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law in areas of armed conflict persisted. Freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly remained severely restricted, with scores of human rights defenders, journalists and political activists arrested and imprisoned. Impunity persisted for past crimes […]

February 25, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Amnesty International’s Written Statement on Myanmar to the UN Human Rights Council, Ahead of the 28th Session of the Council from 2-27 March 2015: Human Rights Under Threat

Myanmar’s backsliding on human rights reforms – only a few months before the general elections – underscores the necessity of the UN Human Tights Council to adopt a strong resolution on the situation of human rights in the country and to extend their mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, according to Amnesty International on February 18 […]

February 18, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Foreign Mining Companies Colluding in Serious Abuses and Illegality

Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Monywa copper mine complex, which includes the notorious Letpadaung mine, Amnesty International said in a report released today […]

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

Myanmar: Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine

aiThis report focuses on the Monywa copper mine project and highlights forced evictions, substantial environmental and social impacts, and the repression, sometimes brutal, of those who try to protest. It also raises serious questions about opaque corporate dealings and possible infringements of economic sanctions on Myanmar.

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

Joint letter on the Establishment of the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee

One month after the announcement of the reconstitution of the Committee for Scrutinizing the Remaining Prisoners of Conscience into the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee we are writing to you to outline our concerns, expectations and recommendations for the new Committee […]

February 6, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Prisoner Committee Should Not be Smokescreen

A Myanmar government committee reconstituted to deal with “prisoners of conscience affairs” should resolve remaining prisoner-of-conscience cases, be inclusive, independent, transparent and designed to tackle growing numbers of politically motivated arrests, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today in a joint open letter to the committee’s new chair […]

February 6, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Launch of briefing on abuses in Myanmar’s mining sector

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION Launch of briefing on abuses in Myanmar’s mining sector Amnesty International is pleased to invite you to the launch of Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine , at 11 a.m. onTuesday 10 February 2015, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, in Bangkok, Thailand. The report exposes […]

February 4, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Alleged Rape and Killing of Two Kachin Women

The Myanmar authorities must ensure that a prompt, independent, impartial and effective investigation into the killing and alleged rape of two young Kachin women is carried out. Failure to investigate these allegations and hold those responsible to account would deny the victims and their families justice and contribute to an ongoing climate of impunity for rape and other crimes of sexual violence, in particular in conflict-affected and ethnic minority areas. […]

January 22, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Freedom for All Prisoners of Conscience Must Follow Activist’s Release

The release of peaceful activist Dr Tun Aung, jailed simply for trying to prevent communal violence, is a positive step, but authorities in Myanmar should also free the dozens of other prisoners of conscience still behind bars, Amnesty International said […]

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

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Father of Slain School-Girl

(Bangkok, December 18, 2014)— Authorities in Myanmar should drop criminal charges against human rights defender Shayam Brang Shawng, said Fortify Rights and five leading international human rights organizations in an open letter to President Thein Sein published today. Brang Shawng, 49, faces two or more years in prison for filing a complaint with the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) that alleged the Myanmar Army was responsible for the death of his 14-year-old ethnic-Kachin daughter, Ja Seng Ing […]

December 18, 2014  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤