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Posts Tagged ‘Crimes against humanity’ (225 found)

Government Troops Attack Ta’ang Village in Lashio, Killing two Villagers, one Mentally Disabled

On January 4, 2016, Burma’s Independence Day — celebrated with military parades in Naypyidaw and Yangon — government troops attacked a Ta’ang village in Lashio township, northern Shan State, killing two villagers, including one who was mentally disabled […]

January 18, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Killing, Disappearance, Land-mine Death During Burma Army Offensive in Central Shan State

This update documents further incidents of abuse against civilians committed by Burmese government troops during their offensive in central Shan State since early October 2015. SHRF has documented the killing of a displaced farmer on November 13, and the disappearance of another, near Mong Ark, Mong Hsu township […]

December 28, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AASYC’s Statement on the Unlawful Verdict of the Koh Tao Murder Case

1. All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) find it shocking to witness the unlawful verdict of Koh Tao Murder Case, for which both UK, home to the bereaved family, and Myanmar, motherland of the accused, also express little sympathy and slight willingness to ascertain justice for the accused […]

December 25, 2015  •  By All Arakan Student's and Youths' Congress  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand:Threats Continue in Human Trafficking Trial

(Bangkok, December 24, 2015)— Witnesses involved in a high-profile human trafficking trial are under threat and are not receiving adequate protections in Thailand, Fortify Rights said today. Key witnesses have been forced into hiding while others are confined in shelters […]

December 24, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Government Troops must Withdraw to Allow IDPs to Return Home in Central Shan State

Shan community groups are calling for pressure on Naypyidaw to withdraw troops from areas occupied during their recent offensive in central Shan State, so that displaced villagers can return home without fear of persecution […]

December 23, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Government Troops Torch Ta’ang Village in Northern Shan State; Farmer Forced to Guide Troops Shot Dead in Battle

In mid-November, 2015, Burmese government soldiers burned down half of the houses in an ethnic Ta’ang village in Namtu township, northern Shan State, in punishment for allegedly supporting an ethnic armed group. A displaced farmer forced to guide the Burmese troops was shot dead in battle […]

December 22, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Koh Tao Murder Case Accused and Legal Defense Team Awaits Koh Samui Court Verdict on 24th December 2015

Hannah Witheridge (23) and David Miller (24) were murdered on 15th September 2014 on Koh Tao, a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand. The murder investigation was widely criticised both domestically and internationally due to alleged mishandling of forensic evidence and alleged torture both of the two accused and migrant workers living on Koh Tao Island. The challenges faced to Thailand’s law enforcement and justice systems in this case also cast a serious shadow over the safety of tourism in Thailand […]

December 21, 2015  •  By Migrant Workers Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics?

Despite huge challenges, election day in Myanmar passed almost entirely peacefully. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy triumphed in polls that were regarded by domestic and international observers as remarkably free from irregularities […]

December 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Rohingya Calendar

(Yangon, December 11, 2015)— The Myanmar government should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against six men for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today. The government should uphold the right to freedom of expression and ensure protection for the six defendants, including Aung Khin who is in hiding […]

December 11, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rivers of Green Blood

Rescue workers look for bodies of miners killed by a landslide in Hpakant jade mine, at Kachin state, Myanmar  November 24, 2015. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Burma’s multi-billion dollar jade industry is coming under close scrutiny as two new reports demonstrate the corrupt, unaccountable, and dangerous industry that is driving conflict, a heroin epidemic, and hazardous working conditions […]

December 10, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤