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Posts Tagged ‘Prisoner Amnesty’ (32 found)

NLD Face Major Challenges as Lack of Rule of Law Perpetuates Impunity

studentsJust months before the end of the President Thein Sein Government, a series of events and issues publicized over the past week demonstrate the pressing need for reforms to establish rule of law in Burma […]

January 26, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presidential Amnesty does little to Liberate Burma’s Political Prisoners

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) are greatly disappointed at the release of only a handful of political prisoners yesterday, among thousands of criminal offenders set free in the amnesty […]

July 31, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမိသားစုမ်ား အက်ဳိးေဆာင္ကြန္ယက္ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁၇.၉.၂၀၁၂ ရက္ေန႔က ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတ၏လြတ္ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းသာခြင့္ျဖင့္ အက်ဥ္းသား စုစုေပါင္း (၅၁၄) ဦးလႊတ္ေပးခဲ့ရာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသား (၈၈) ဦးသာပါ၀င္ခဲ့ဟု သတင္းမ်ားအရ သိရွိရသည္။ ယခုဆိုလွ်င္ အင္းစိန္အက်ဥ္းေထာင္၊ ေတာင္ငူအက်ဥ္းေထာင္၊ သာယာ၀တီအက်ဥ္းေထာင္ […]

September 24, 2012  •  By ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားမိသားစုမ်ား အက်ဳိးေဆာင္ကြန္ယက္  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoners Released: Allow International Monitors to Account for All Remaining Detainees

The release of key political prisoners on January 13, 2012 is a crucial development in promoting respect for human rights in Burma, but all remaining political prisoners should be freed immediately and unconditionally, Human Rights Watch said today […]

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

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Political Prisoner Release

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of a significant number of political prisoners, including members of the 88 Generation Students and journalists from the Democratic Voice of Burma, but also cautioned the international community not to forget those political prisoners still left behind in Burma’s jails […]

January 13, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Alleged Amnesty is Highly Limited in Nature and Amounts to a Paltry Reduction of Harsh Prison Terms

On 2 January, President U Thein Sein of the Union Solidarity Development Party signed amnesty order 1/2012, authorizing a commutation of death sentences to life and a reduction in prison terms. Those prisoners serving more than 30 year sentences […]

January 5, 2012  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’s Open Letter to President Thein Sein

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission had in an open letter dated 10, October, 2011 submitted an appeal for the release of prisoners by granting amnesty to them. In our submission, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission […]

November 12, 2011  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Released Political Prisoners Reaffirm Their Commitment to Working for Human Rights and National Reconciliation in Burma

On 12 October, the regime released 6,359 prisoners from prisons across the country. However, the amnesty included only 220 political prisoners, leaving as many as 1,800 behind bars. The international community overwhelmingly responded by urging the regime to release the remaining political prisoners, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana.

Burmese language media and blogs carried many moving interviews with political prisoners who were released, in which they spoke about detention conditions, the disappointing number of political prisoners released and how they would continue to work to improve the situation of human rights and democracy in Burma […]

October 17, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Political Prisoner Releases Not Enough To Justify Lifting of Sanctions

The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma (EPCB) welcomes the release of around 200 political prisoners in Burma. The release of all political prisoners, along with the implementation of a nationwide ceasefire, are essential first steps in creating a climate in which there can be a genuine […]

October 17, 2011  •  By European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: National Reconciliation Through Hostage Taking

Among the many analyses of the release of a couple of hundred political prisoners in a total of over 6000 detainees let out of Burma’s prisons last week, the most precise and succinct came from a famous comedian, Zarganar. Imprisoned for criticising the relief effort […]

October 17, 2011  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤