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Posts Tagged ‘Chin’ (21 found)

CSW Calls for Increased Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief on Human Rights Day

On Human Rights Day, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes the increased global attention on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the past year, and encourages the international community to translate this into action to protect and promote this universal human right […]

December 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Chin Activists in London to Highlight Violations of Religious Freedom

A delegation of ethnic Chin activists from Burma will visit London this week, to highlight violations of religious freedom by the government in Burma […]

September 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

First Widespread Survey of Burma’s Chin State Shows Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity

In advance of the Universal Periodic Review of human rights in Burma, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced findings from the first population-based survey to document human rights violations in all nine townships of Chin State. The report, “Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State,” provides the first quantitative data of human rights violations against the people of Chin State in Western Burma. The report also reveals that at least eight of the violations surveyed fall within the purview of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and may constitute crimes against humanity […]

January 19, 2011  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Renews Call for UN Inquiry into Crimes Against Humanity in Burma Following New Evidence of Violations in Chin State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes the release today of a major new report highlighting human rights violations against the Chin people in Burma, just over a week before Burma is due for a Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record at the United Nations.

The report, Life under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State, published by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), winners of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, provides further evidence of crimes against humanity perpetrated by Burma’s military regime […]

January 19, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Evidence of Abuses in Burma’s Chin State Strengthens Call for UN Commission of Inquiry

The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today welcomed a new report published by Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), “Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State.”

Using innovative population-based methods to document human rights violations in all nine townships of Chin State, researchers found that almost 92 percent of households surveyed had experienced forced labour at least once in the year prior to interviews […]

January 19, 2011  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State

In 2010, Physicians for Human Rights investigated alleged human rights violations against the people of Chin State. Their research revealed extraordinary levels of state and military violence against civilian populations. The report, Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State, provides the first quantitative data of these human rights violations. The report also reveals that at least eight of the violations surveyed fall within the purview of the International Criminal Court (ICC) […]

January 19, 2011  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Chin People Face Continuing Poverty and Human Rights Violations in Aftermath of Sham Election

Forced labour, religious discrimination and acute poverty continue to cause intense suffering in Chin State, western Burma, according to testimonial evidence received by a delegation led by Baroness Cox, Chief Executive of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), which returned last week from the India-Burma border […]

December 9, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Visit to the India-Burma Border

“We have been ruled by the army for 48 years. The army has killed our hopes.” – A Chin pastor

“The elections amount to nothing more than a change of clothes for the military. They are completely unacceptable.” – A Chin refugee

In eastern Burma, the regime is carrying out military offensives against ethnic civilians, resulting in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and rape, torture, forced labour and killings. Civilians, including women, children and the elderly, are sometimes shot at point-blank range. In western and northern Burma, the regime is also cruelly suppressing the ethnic nationalities, although the tactics vary […]

December 1, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CHRO Condemns Destruction of Christian Cross in Chin State

The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) strongly condemns the destruction of another Christian cross in Chin State on the orders of Burma’s military regime. CHRO has learned that the 23-foot high concrete Christian cross in the Mindat Township area, southern Chin State, was forcibly destroyed on 24 July by direct order of the authorities, including the District and Township level Peace and Development Council, the District Religious Affairs Department, and a Mindat abbot from the Hill Region Buddhist Mission […]

August 24, 2010  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Exhibition: “Path of Perseverance: The Chin from Burma”

@ The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
March 10 – April 3, 2010


Opening Reception: Wednesday March 10, 2010, 4:30-7pm

The exhibition will feature an exceptional portfolio of photographic images by the photographer, artist and writer Benny Manser. Benny’s travels and photographs have created a potent mixture of awe and message which in turn has identified with the horrendous issues of Burma and how the world has seemingly left the plight to fend for itself. […]

March 9, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤