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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Myanmar: Drop Politically Motivated Charges Against Activist

(October 21,2015, Yangon) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately release from prison and drop all charges against activist Myat Nu Khaing, Civil Rights Defenders said today […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Civil Rights Defenders  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Challenge: Democracy, Human Rights, Peace, and the Plight of the Rohingya

Chairman Salmon, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to testify on the important issues of democracy, the protection of human rights, and forging sustainable peace in Burma […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Persecuted Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar Suffer Horrific Abuses at Sea

Rohingya women, men and children attempting to flee persecution in Myammar by boat earlier this year were killed or severely beaten by human traffickers if their families failed to pay ransoms, and kept in hellish, inhuman conditions, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

For a “Free and Fair” Election, Freedom of Expression Must be Upheld

MDY-Students-SentencedOn 14 October 2015, plainclothes police arrested Patrick Khum Jaa Lee on the grounds that he had shared a photo on Facebook that was deemed to be insulting to the Burma Army Chief, Min Aung Hlaing. A similar incident occurred earlier last week, in which 25-year-old Chaw Sandi Htun was arrested and charged under Article 500 of the Criminal Procedure Code for defamation along with the 2004 Electronic Transactions Law for using Facebook to compare the new colour of the Burma Army uniforms to that of Aung San Suu Kyi’s htamein (A traditional sarong worn by women in Burma) […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Deadly Journeys – The Refugee and Trafficking Crisis in Southeast Asia

Deadly JourneysIn May 2015 three boats carrying 1,800 women, men and children landed in Aceh, Indonesia. Most of the passengers were Muslim Rohingya, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority from Myanmar […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free Patrick Kum Jaa Lee

Burma Campaign UK today urged President Thein Sein to immediately release Patrick Kum Jaa Lee and all other political prisoners in Burma […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia call for immediate end to continued killings and abuses of Lumads in Mindanao

20 October 2015 – More than seventy indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia are calling for an end to the continued killings of and other abuses against Lumads in Mindanao in their joint letter of appeal letter to President Benigno Aquino III after another Lumad leader was killed last September. These organizations also call for an independent and transparent investigation on the roles and accountability of both the paramilitary forces and the Philippine Army in the violence against the Lumads who are the indigenous peoples of southern Philippines in the island of Mindanao […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Royce, Engel, Salmon, Sherman, Chabot, Crowley Condemn Arrests in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Ed Royce (CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Eliot L. Engel (NY), the Committee’s ranking member; Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ) and Brad Sherman (CA), the chair and ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Rep. Steve Chabot (OH) former chair of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; and Rep. Joe Crowley (NY), Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman; made the following statement condemning recent arrests in Burma and the threats to freedom of expression in that country […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Congressmen Ed Royce, Eliot L. Engel, Matt Salmon, Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No (14/2015) Statement regarding the visit to the Prison and Police Lockup of Kaw Thaung Township and Myeik Township Situated in Tanintharyi Region

1. Commission Members U Zaw Win and Dr. Nyan Zaw accompanied by the Staff of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission visited the Prison and Police Lockup of Kaw Thaung Township and Myeik Township situated in Tanintharyi Region from 7 to 9 October 2015 […]

October 19, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤