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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violation’ (18 found)

FBR Report: June Update – Mali Yang Offensive Continues

On Saturday, 11 July the Burma Army and Burma Air Force launched an offensive near Mali Yang Village in northern Kachin State […]

July 21, 2015  •  By Free Burma Ranger  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤


ထား၀ယ္ခရုိင္ ၊ေလာင္းလုံးျမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ေမာင္းမကန္ေက်းရြာသည္ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာႏွစ္ေပါင္းတစ္ရာေက်ာ္ကတည္းက
တည္ရွိ ေသာ ေက်းရြာတစ္ရြာျဖစ္ျပီး ေဒသခံအမ်ားစုမွာ ပင္လယ္ငါးဖမ္းလုပ္ငန္းျဖင့္ အဓိကသက္ေမြး၀မ္းေက်ာင္းျပဳကာ လုပ္ ကိုင္လ်က္ရွိေသာ ေက်း ရြာတစ္ရြာျဖစ္သည္ […]

July 11, 2015  •  By ေမာင္းမကန္ေက်းရြာသူ၊ေက်းရြာသားမ်ား  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma – Where Classrooms are replaced with Jail Cells

imageeOn 2 July 2015, five student protestors were charged under the controversial Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law for taking part in a protest concerning the overpowering influence of the Burma Army in Parliament. An additional four students were arrested after being involved in a graffiti protest on the campus of Yadanabon University in Mandalay. The demonstrations came as a result of the ongoing detention and subsequent unfair trials of students protesting the national education law along with the failure of Parliament to pass five out of six proposed amendments to the 2008 Constitution, most notably Article 436 […]

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

The Burma Government Must Unconditionally and Immediately Release Naw Ohn Hla

The Karen Women’s Organization (“KWO”) and Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (“KWEG”) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Naw Ohn Hla, imprisoned in Burma for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and opinion […]

June 30, 2015  •  By Karen Women's Organisation and Karen Women's Empowerment Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Gov’t Charges 17 Journalists

Human rights watchdog, Freedom House issued a statement condemning the contempt of court charges filed against 17 journalists in Burma. Freedom House said in their statement that the contempt of court charges filed against the 17 journalists was an indicator of the lack of press freedom in Burma […]

June 29, 2015  •  By Karen News  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mortar Shelling by the Myanmar Army that Exploded very Close to Alen Bum IDPs Boarding School, Laiza, Kachin State

The Joint Strategy Team (JST) is raising our concern over the recent mortar shelling by the Myanmar Army that exploded very close to Alen Bum IDPs Boarding School, Laiza, Kachin State. On 25 June 2015, at approximately 5:30 pm, a mortar shell exploded about 200 meters from the dormitory and the headmaster’s house. Alen Bum Boarding School is a residence of 986 students and 95 teachers […]

June 26, 2015  •  By Joint Strategy Team  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2014 Human Rights Report

Burma’s parliamentary government is headed by President Thein Sein. In 2012 the country held largely transparent and inclusive by-elections in which the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, chaired by Aung San Suu Kyi, won 43 of 45 contested seats of a total 664 seats in the legislature. Constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of all national and one-third of all regional and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees and provide that the military indefinitely assume power over all branches of the government should the president declare a national state of emergency. The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) continued to hold an overwhelming majority of the seats in the national parliament and state and regional assemblies, and active-duty military officers continued to wield authority at many levels of government. There is no civilian control of the military; police forces also report to the military through the minister of home affairs […]

June 25, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Charges 17 Journalists

In response to the contempt of court charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar, Freedom House issued the following statement […]

June 24, 2015  •  By Freedom House  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤