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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Fortify Rights to Support Search-and-Rescue Charity MOAS

(Bangkok, February 26, 2015)—Fortify Rights today announced that it would join the global search and rescue charity MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) in its mission in Southeast Asia aimed at mitigating loss of life at sea […]

February 26, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for the release of Nilar Thein

On February 24, 2016 Ma Nilar Thein, secretary of Women’s Affairs at the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, was arrested for her alleged participation in a protest in Rangoon in February 2015 showing unity and support of the students advocating for education reform at Letpadan Township, Bago Division […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nilar Thein Back in Jail

Burma Campaign UK today urged the Minister of Home Affairs, Lt Gen Ko Ko, forthe immediate release of Nilar Thein and to reform the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  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 ➤

The 2015 Elections and Beyond: Perspectives from villagers in rural southeast Burma/Myanmar

KHRGThis commentary highlights the experiences of villagers in southeast Burma/Myanmar during the 2015 general elections, as well as their perspectives on the electoral process as a whole and expectations from the incoming Government of the Union of Myanmar […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Facing 377 Discrimination and Human Rights Abuses Against Transgender

Colors RainbowFollowing military coups in 1962 and 1988, multiple military regimes have ruled over Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Widespread human rights abuses conducted by police and military against the general public and ethnic minorities are well known and documented […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Colors Rainbow  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN MPs: Action must Follow Sunnylands Commitments

JAKARTA – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called on ASEAN leaders to make good on commitments included in the Sunnylands Declaration, which was unveiled at the end of this week’s US-ASEAN Summit in California […]

February 18, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  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 ➤

Salween Farmers Demand Government Accountability for Land Confiscation

RANGOON — Participants at a land rights seminar in Mon State urged the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government to address past practices of land confiscation with a special court dedicated to the issue […]

February 17, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit […]

February 16, 2016  •  By The White House  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤