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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Watch’ (162 found)

BROUK Welcomes UNGA Resolution on Burma

On 24 December 2012 the United Nations General Assembly expressed serious concern over violence between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in Burma (Myanmar) and called upon the Government to address reports of human rights abuses by the authorities […]

December 24, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Investigate Violent Crackdown on Mine Protesters

Incident Tests Government’s Claim to Respect Peaceful Assembly

The government of Burma should promptly and impartially investigate alleged excessive force by local authorities against peaceful anti-copper mine protesters, Human Rights Watch said today […]

December 1, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Violence in Arakan State

Human Rights Watch identified 811 destroyed structures on the eastern coastal edge of Kyauk Pyu following arson attacks reportedly conducted on October 24, 2012, less than 24 hours before the satellite images were captured. The area of destruction measures 35 acres and includes 633 buildings and 178 houseboats and floating barges adjacent on the water, all of which were razed.

October 27, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Peaceful Protest Organizers Charged

Western Countries Should Challenge Government to Uphold Basic Freedoms

The government in Burma should drop charges against activists following peaceful demonstrations on International Peace Day in Rangoon on September 21, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. Thirteen activists face possible charges for violating the country’s 2011 public assembly law for leading a march of some 1,000 demonstrators calling for peace in Kachin State and elsewhere in Burma. The government has already charged two ethnic Kachin participants in the march for the alleged offense in multiple courts […]

October 2, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Free Remaining Political Prisoners

International Monitoring Needed; End Persecution of Those Freed

The Burmese government’s latest release of political prisoners falls short of meeting its commitment to release all political prisoners and shows the need for a transparent process to ensure that all political prisoners are immediately freed, Human Rights Watch said today […]

September 19, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Former Political Prisoners Persecuted

End Passport, Education Restrictions; Provide Support for Those Released

The government of Burma should immediately release all remaining political prisoners and lift travel and other restrictions on those freed, Human Rights Watch said today. Independent international monitors should be permitted unhindered access to Burma’s prisons to provide a public accounting of all remaining political prisoners […]

September 17, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Ad Hoc and Inadequate

Thailand’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

This 143-page report finds that Thai refugee policies are not grounded in law and cause refugees of all nationalities to be exploited and unnecessarily detained and deported. The report focuses on the plight of Burmese refugees, the largest current refugee group in Thailand […]

September 13, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: Refugee Policies Ad Hoc and Inadequate

Closed Camps, No Work Authorization Lead to Stagnation and Abuse

Thailand’s policies governing refugees on its soil are making them vulnerable to arbitrary and abusive treatment despite the country’s decades of experience as host for millions of refugees […]

September 13, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

China: Stop Expelling Refugees

Forced Return of Kachin to Burma Violates International Law

In late August 2012, the Chinese government forcibly returned at least 4,000 ethnic Kachin refugees to a conflict zone in northern Burma in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

Human Rights Watch said that the Chinese government carried out the forced returns without having provided the Kachin refugees a process for determining their claims to refugee status […]

September 6, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China: Refugees Forcibly Returned to Burma

Thousands of Kachin at Risk From Conflict, Abuses, Aid Shortages 

China should stop its forced returns of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to northern Burma, where they are at risk from armed hostilities, Burmese army abuses, and lack of aid […]

August 24, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤