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Posts Tagged ‘Military Regime’ (89 found)

IBAHRI Calls on International Community to Maintain Pressure on Myanmar Following UPR

Following the review of Myanmar’s human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on UN Member States to maintain pressure on the Government of Myanmar to ensure its human rights obligations are met […]

November 6, 2015  •  By International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for the Government to Accept the Reality of Human Rights Problems, Take Effective Measures and Move Forward

Today, Burma/Myanmar’s human rights situation was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva. The report of the Myanmar Government’s delegation includes details of government activities to fulfill their commitments from the first UPR cycle but fails to take note serious ongoing human rights violations and challenges into account […]

November 6, 2015  •  By Myanmar UPR Forum  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naypyidaw Must Immediately Stop its Attacks in Central Shan State and Let Communities Return Home

Shan Community Based Organisations (CBOs) strongly denounce the current military offensive by Naypyidaw in central Shan State, which has caused civilian injury and displaced over 6,000 villagers since it began one month ago on October 6 […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤


Genocide in MyanmarThe Rohingya face the final stages of genocide. Decades of persecution have taken on a new and intensified form since mass killings in 2012. The marked escalation in State-sponsored stigmatisation, discrimination, violence and segregation, and the systematic weakening of the community, make precarious the very existence of the Rohingya […]

October 29, 2015  •  By International State Crime Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Voter Disenfranchisement Rife as Millions Unable to Vote

Myanmar nationals camp outside the Myanmar embassy as they wait for polling stations to open for advance voting in SingaporeThe process of advanced voting in Burma has begun amid much confusion and contradiction. According to The Myanmar Times, election commission officials have offered countering details regarding the timeline of the advanced voting and foreign observers have reported being unaware that the process had even begun […]

October 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Death of Rape Victim Htay Htay San

Htay Htay San, aged eight, youngest daughter of Aung Hla Sein and Khin Htwe Yee (deceased), was raped at her house in Danyawaddy (A) Quarter of Sittwe at around 10:30 pm on September 22, 2015, by Lance Corporal Nay Win Aung, from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 354 in Sittwe […]

October 25, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JADE: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret”

JadeSince 2011, Myanmar’s rebranded government has told the world it is transitioning from a pariah state run by a ruthless military dictatorship to a civilian regime committed to wholesale political and economic reforms […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Approaches Historic Election, New Report Reveals Secret Jade Trade is Worth up to US$31 billion, and Controlled by Military Elites and Drug Lords

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for political freedom in the lead up to the November 8 election

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) calls for the right to political freedom to be upheld in the lead-up to the election and for an end to the arrests of members and supporters of opposition parties […]

October 22, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤