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Posts Tagged ‘Crimes against humanity’ (225 found)

Statement on the Death of Rape Victim Htay Htay San

Htay Htay San, aged eight, youngest daughter of Aung Hla Sein and Khin Htwe Yee (deceased), was raped at her house in Danyawaddy (A) Quarter of Sittwe at around 10:30 pm on September 22, 2015, by Lance Corporal Nay Win Aung, from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 354 in Sittwe […]

October 25, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JADE: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret”

JadeSince 2011, Myanmar’s rebranded government has told the world it is transitioning from a pariah state run by a ruthless military dictatorship to a civilian regime committed to wholesale political and economic reforms […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Approaches Historic Election, New Report Reveals Secret Jade Trade is Worth up to US$31 billion, and Controlled by Military Elites and Drug Lords

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement regarding Hunger Strike Calling for the Release of all the Political Prisoners Undertaken by Aung Hmaing San who is Currently Being Held in Tharyarwaddy Prison for Taking Part in the Movement for Democratic Education

1. Today (23-10-2015) at 9am in the morning, student leader Aung Hmaing San launched hunger strike in Tharyarwaddy prison calling for the release of all the political prisoners currently being detained and imprisoned across the country.
2. Aung Hmaing San’s action calling for the release of all political prisoners is a politically correct decision and a call that must be fulfilled by current government […]

October 23, 2015  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for political freedom in the lead up to the November 8 election

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) calls for the right to political freedom to be upheld in the lead-up to the election and for an end to the arrests of members and supporters of opposition parties […]

October 22, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  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 ➤

For a “Free and Fair” Election, Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld

MDY-Students-SentencedOn 14 October 2015, plainclothes police arrested Patrick Khum Jaa Lee on the grounds that he had shared a photo on Facebook that was deemed to be insulting to the Burma Army Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. A similar incident occurred earlier last week, in which 25-year-old Chaw Sandi Htun was arrested and charged under Article 500 of the Criminal Procedure Code for defamation along with the 2004 Electronic Transactions Law for using Facebook to compare the new colour of the Burma Army uniforms to that of Aung San Suu Kyi’s htamein (A traditional sarong worn by women in Burma) […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

Free Patrick Kum Jaa Lee

Burma Campaign UK today urged President Thein Sein to immediately release Patrick Kum Jaa Lee and all other political prisoners in Burma […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤