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May 20, 2017 • Author: Karen National Union

First Central Standing Committee Meeting Statement after 16th Karen National Union (KNU) Congress

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May 20, 2017 • Author: Karen National Union

ေကအဲန္ယူ-ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားအစည္းအရုံး (၁၆)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ကြန္ကရက္အၿပီး ပထမအႀကိၽမ္ ဗဟုိအၿမဲတမ္းေကာ္မတီ အစည္းအေ၀း သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

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May 17, 2017 • Author: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Save the Rohingya Women and Girls

On behalf of the Rohingya Muslim community, ARNO expresses shock, sorrow and condemns in the strongest possible terms the rape of at least 32 Rohingya women by the Myanmar military and Border Guard Police in Kyan Taung, Buthidaung Township, Rakhine/Arakan state. Once again ... Read more ►

May 17, 2017 • Author: Global Witness

Myanmar’s Multi-billion Dollar Jade Trade Contributing to Ethnic Armed Conflict, New Film Shows Ahead of Landmark Peace Talks

Myanmar’s massive jade business is helping to drive deadly armed conflict and threatens the peace efforts that Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi has made her government’s top priority, a new film from NGO Global Witness shows today. As the country prepares for a landmark national... Read more ►

May 16, 2017 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation​ ​ UK

Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya

A new report, Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya, published today by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK documents physical evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese Army. On October 9th, 2016,... Read more ►

May 5, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

UK: Aung San Suu Kyi must help end Burmese military’s vicious campaign against Rohingya people

Responding to news that Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Britain for a series of high-profile meetings, Kerry Moscogiuri, Amnesty International UK’s Director of Campaigns, said: “The UK Government must continue to urge Aung San Suu Kyi to end the Burmese military’s vicious... Read more ►

May 3, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Continuing Tensions around Tharkayta Islamic Schools

3rd May 2017, London, UK – On April 28th two Islamic schools in the Township of Tharkayta, an eastern suburb of Yangon where approximately 50,000 Muslims live, were sealed off and closed by a group of Buddhist Ultra-Nationalists. The group was upset that the schools were b... Read more ►

April 28, 2017 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability, Land In Our Hands and Paung Ku

ဥေရာပသမၼဂၢေကာ္မရွင္မွ ဖိတ္ၾကားျခင္းအား ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအရပ္ဘက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားမွ တက္ေရာက္ရန္ ျငင္းဆိုျခင္း

အရပ္ဘက္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားျဖစ္ၾကေသာ ေပါင္းကူး၊ ကရင္သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ႏွင့္ လူမႈေရးဆိုင္ရာလႈပ္ရွားမႈ ကြ... Read more ►

April 28, 2017 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability, Land In Our Hands and Paung Ku

Myanmar CSOs decline invitation by European Commission

Myanmar CSOs including Paung Ku, Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), Land in our Hands Network (LIOH) and Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) have informed the EC that they will not participate in the debriefing on Friday April 28 o... Read more ►

April 27, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Cooperate with U.N. Fact-Finding Mission

(Yangon, April 27, 2017)—The Government of Myanmar should “fully cooperate” with a forthcoming United Nations Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation in at least Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, Fortify Rights said today in an open letter with 22 other in... Read more ►

April 27, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Human Rights Network and 22 Organizations Call on The International Community to Pressure Myanmar to Give Full Access to UN-Mandated Fact Finding Mission

27th April 2017, London, UK – The Burma Human Rights Network and 22 Organizations and Individuals have released an open letter calling upon The United States, United Kingdom, and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Organ... Read more ►

April 26, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

As ASEAN Summit begins, MPs call on leaders to tackle region’s most pressing challenges

MANILA, 26 April 2017 — Heads of state and government attending the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila this week should tackle critical regional challenges head-on and not shy away from difficult questions, including those related to the state of human rights and democracy, ASEAN... Read more ►

April 25, 2017 • Author: Burmese Women's Union

Abuses Implicate Multinational Corporations in Myanmar Garment Sector

The Burmese Women’s Union today released a briefing paper and film, “Forgotten Voices Behind the Reform”, highlighting abuses of women workers in supply chains used by multinational corporations sourcing garments in Burma. The briefing paper and film document physical ... Read more ►

April 25, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Germany & Austria Host War Criminal Min Aung Hlaing

Burma Campaign UK today condemned the governments of Germany and Austria for inviting Min Aung Hlaing, head of the Burmese military, to visit their countries this week. Earlier this year, the United Nations reported how Min Aung Hlaing’s soldiers had raped ethnic Rohin... Read more ►

April 10, 2017 • Author: All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress

လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႕ဝင္မ်ားနွင့္ရပ္ကြက္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴးတို႕မွ ရခိုင္အရပ္သားအား အေသပစ္ခတ္ျခင္းအေပၚခ်က္ျခင္း အေရးယူေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးပါရန္

ရခုိင္ျပည္၊ စစ္ေတြခရုုိင္၊ အႀကၤားခ်ဳိင္ကၽြန္းရွိ နတ္ရွင္ေက်းရြာတြင္ ၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္ ဧၿပီလ (၃)ရက္ေန႔နံ... Read more ►