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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Expression’ (113 found)

Human Rights situation in Burma/Myanmar

BPThe year 2015 will be remembered as a momentous year for Burma/Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, clinched an emphatic victory in the 8 November polls. However, the main challenges that impede a full and genuine democratic transition remain.

March 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership and Forum Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Annual Report Country Entry 2016

Authorities failed to address rising religious intolerance and incitement to discrimination and violence against Muslims, allowing hardline Buddhist nationalist groups to grow in power and influence ahead of the November general elections […]

February 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Defenders Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, and Zaw Win Bo

(Yangon, February 17, 2016)—Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defenders Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, and Zaw Win Bo and drop all charges against them, Fortify Rights said today. The defendants are Mandalay-based Muslim and Hindu interfaith-peace activists […]

February 17, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

In Open Letter, MPs Call on Pres. Obama to Prioritize Human Rights during US-ASEAN Summit

JAKARTA, 11 February 2016 – Over 100 parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia sent a joint letter to US President Barack Obama today, urging him to make discussion of human rights and democracy a priority during the upcoming US-ASEAN Summit […]

February 11, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Election Points Path to Rights Progress

(New York, January 27, 2016) – Burma’s peaceful elections were the high point of a year that saw the overall human rights situation in the country stagnate, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under Aung San Suu Kyi won an overwhelming victory in structurally […]

January 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Medical Crisis for Political Prisoners of Letpadan Case

There has been a significant deterioration in the health and well-being of 53 students and supporters who have been detained without bail for nine months at Thayawaddy prison. Their criminal trial has now dragged on for nine months. If convicted, they could face up to ten years in prison […]

January 25, 2016  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions, Letpadan Justice Committee and Justice Trust  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Growing Political Prisoner Population

(Bangkok) ­– Burmese authorities should immediately drop all politically motivated charges against hundreds of detainees and unconditionally release them, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein should fulfill pledges he made over three years ago to free all of the country’s political prisoners […]

January 17, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေန႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေၾကညာစာတမ္းကို ကမၻာ့ကုလသမဂၢက အတည္ျပဳျပဌာန္း ခဲ့ေသာေန႔သည္ ယေန႔ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ (၁၀) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း (၆၇) ႏွစ္ ျပည့္ေျမာက္ခဲ့ၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။ ပထမဆံုးေသာ အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေၾကညာစာတမ္း၏ အေျခခံမူ၀ါဒမ်ားက လူသားမ်ားသည္ ေမြးရာပါျဖစ္သည့္ လူ႔ဂုဏ္သိကၡာအတိုင္းလိုအပ္သည့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို ခဲြျခားျခင္း မရွိဘဲ လူတိုင္း ခံစားခြင့္ရွိေၾကာင္း တိတိက်က်ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္ […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Human Rights Educators Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Refugee Crisis and Freedom of Expression Must be Tackled at ASEAN Summit

Southeast Asian leaders meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritize a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk abuse and death at sea, said Amnesty International […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Election Briefing Paper – Constitution Ensures Continued Military Control

Burma Campaign UK today publishes a new briefing paper – Burma’s 2015 Elections and the 2008 Constitution, containing detailed analysis of what is likely to happen after election day, the process of the elections, and key election statistics […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤