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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violations’ (349 found)

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 ➤

No Holidays for the Burmese

No holiday for Burmese migrant workers in ThailandDuring the cold, dark and long winter, Swedes long for sunbathing and relaxation. Thailand is one of the most popular winter destinations for Swedish tourists, with a 26 percent increase in bookings for the 2015/2016 season. While the tourists enjoy all that Thailand tourism has to offer, such as the beautiful beaches, well-made beds and expansive pool areas, there is a flip-side to tourism paradise.

December 14, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Sesande  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum Report Published Today

Today the Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum released the report of its third meeting. The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education. According to the report, “The large majority of opium farmers are not rich and grow it for their survival. Therefore, they should not be treated as criminals […]”

December 14, 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 ➤

Stop Killing Rohingyas in Arakan

We the undersigned Rohingya organizations strongly condemn the killing of a 25 year old Rohingya youth namely Maung Maung on 7 December by Border Guard Police (BGP) while he was returning home […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ICTJ Paper Looks at Range of Options for Dealing with Myanmar’s Troubled Past

YANGON, December 9, 2015—With hopes running high after the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in November, a new paper by the International Center for Transitional Justice calls on the soon-to-be-established Burmese government to seriously consider taking steps to deal with Myanmar’s troubled past as a wayto help end the cycle of violence and human rights violations in the conflict-torn country […]

December 9, 2015  •  By International Center for Transitional Justice  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant Workers Exploited in Thai Tourist Paradise

Laundry workers who clean the Swedish tourists’ bed sheets in Thailand work 17 hour shifts. The fresh bread at the breakfast buffet is baked by workers who have not had vacation in a year. These are some of the results from Fair Action and Schyst resande’s (Fair Travel network) report “No Holidays for the Burmese […]”

December 9, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Resande  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hundreds Attend Ceremony to Honor Farmer Killed by Burmese Government Troops at Gold Mine in Eastern Shan State

Over 300 farmers from different areas of Shan State attended a ceremony yesterday to honor Loong Sarm, a farmer who was shot and killed two months ago by Burmese government troops guarding a gold mine in Mong Len, eastern Shan State […]

December 8, 2015  •  By Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Community Must Break its Silence on Naypyidaw’s War Crimes in Central Shan State

Shan community organizations are today holding a press conference in Bangkok to urge the international community to break its silence on the war crimes being committed by Burmese government troops in central Shan State […]

November 26, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organisation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤