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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violation’ (18 found)

Myanmar: Investigate Destruction of Religious Buildings

(Yangon, July 5, 2016) – The Government of Myanmar should conduct a formal investigation into the recent destruction of religious buildings in Kachin State and Bago Region, 19 nongovernmental organizations in Myanmar said today in a statement. The statement represents a collective show of support from Myanmar civil society for victims of religiously motivated violence in the country […]

July 5, 2016  •  By 19 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Fair Trial Denied in “Muslim Army” Case, Torture Alleged

(MANDALAY, December 6, 2015)—The Myanmar government denied a fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from an armed group, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar authorities allegedly tortured defendants now facing trial at Aung Myay Thar San Township Court in Mandalay Region […]

December 6, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Governments Must Turn Commitments into Reality to Stem Southeast Asian Migrant and Refugee Crisis

Ahead of a regional meeting hosted by Thailand tomorrow, Amnesty International calls on the governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand to prioritise protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees in any action directed at combating human trafficking and managing irregular migration. The government of Thailand is hosting the 2nd Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 4 December 2015 in Bangkok […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters Still Denied Justice

Myanmar’s government stands accused of putting profits before human rights at the Letpadaung copper mine, with continued detention of activists and continued refusal to investigate use of white phosphorous against peaceful protestors, said Amnesty International today […]

November 27, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army shelling, killing and torture of civilians in Mong Pawn constitute war crimes

On September 12, 2015, about 100 Burmese government troops attacked Nawng Pa Deb village in Mong Pawn township, southern Shan State. They fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds […]

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

Statement of 3rd Myanmar Opium Farmer Forum

On 11 and 12 September 2015 opium farmers and representatives of opium farming communities from Kayah State, Shan State, Kachin State and Chin State, came together in Upper Myanmar to discuss the drug policies affecting their lives. Following from the discussions the farmers issued a statement with recommendations to policy makers nationally and internationally […]

September 25, 2015  •  By The Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indiscriminate Burma Army Shelling near SSPP/SSA Headquarters Endangers Thousands of Villagers

On August 7, 2015, while critical nationwide ceasefire talks were taking place in Yangon, the Burma Army fired mortar shells towards the headquarters of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Ke See township, endangering over 3,700 civilians in eight villages […]

August 14, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein, Shwe Mann, Should Reveal 1988 Role and Military History

On the 27th anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising on 8/8/88, Burma Campaign UK is calling on President Thein Sein, Speaker Shwe Mann, and all election candidates or potential Presidential candidates with a military background to publish their military records in full and their role in the crushing of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988 […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoner Releases Welcome but also Highlights Return to Than Shwe Approach

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of around 13 political prisoners as part of an amnesty given by President Thein Sein to almost 7,000 prisoners. 11 of the political prisoners released were cases that Burma Campaign UK has been actively campaigning on […]

July 31, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤