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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 ►

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

Myanmar : Immediately Take Action Against the Security Forces and Village Administrator for Shooting Arakanese Man Dead

All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) seriously condemns the arbitrary shooting by Myanmar security forces of an Arakanese civilian U Won Htay (aka) Maung Fru Daung aged 28, which took place at around 10:15 AM on Monday 3 April, 2017, in the village of Nat Hr... Read more ►

April 9, 2017 • Author: Ethnic Armed Organizations

တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ ထိပ္သီးေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအစည္းအေ၀း ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

၁။ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ ထိပ္သီးေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအစည္းအေ၀းတစ္ရပ္ကု... Read more ►

April 3, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Regional Parliamentarians Concerned About Reported Deaths in Malaysian Immigration Detention Facilities

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today expressed deep concern at reports of more than 100 deaths in Malaysia’s immigration detention centers in the past two years, and called for coordinated regional action to protect migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Ma... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: FORUM-ASIA, Progressive Voice, Kachin Women's Association Thailand, Women Peace Network Arakan, Ta'ang Women's Organization

UN Human Rights Council Decides to Urgently Dispatch an International Fact Finding Mission to Burma/Myanmar

Today, in a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution to urgently dispatch an international fact finding mission to look into gross human rights violations in Burma/Myanmar. This comes after numerous calls by UN experts and civil society for an Inter... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Fact-finding Mission Welcome, Urgently Needed, Overdue

An internationally mandated fact-finding mission to look at human rights violations in Myanmar is welcome, urgently needed and long overdue, Amnesty International said today. “The announcement of an independent international fact-finding mission to look into human rights v... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: U.N. Orders Vital Inquiry into Severe Rights Violations

Accountability Needed for Gross Violations in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan States After weeks of negotiations, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a landmark resolution today ordering an independent, international fact-finding mission into allegations of human rights... Read more ►

March 24, 2017 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Burma: UN Establishes Human Rights Investigation in Rakhine State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes today’s landmark resolution on human rights in Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which establishes an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations... Read more ►

March 23, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) and Women and Child Rights Project

Cracks in the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Children and Challenges to Accessing Justice in Mon State and Mon Areas of Southeast Burma

Today HURFOM’s Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP) releases their latest report, “Cracks in the Silence: Sexual violence against children and challenges to accessing justice in Mon State and Mon areas of southeast Burma.” Since 2013, the number of reported cases of v... Read more ►

March 22, 2017 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

ရွမ္းျပည္ေျမာက္ပုိင္းရွိ နမၼတူျမစ္ေပၚ တည္ေဆာက္မည့္ ေရကာတာမ်ားကုိ ရပ္တန္႔ေပးရန္အတြက္ ေဒသခံရြာသူရြာသား ၄၀၀ ေက်ာ္ စုေ၀းေတာင္းဆုိ

  ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ျမန္မာဘာသာကုိ ဤေနရာတြင္ ရယူႏုိင္သည္။ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္အဂၤလိပ္ဘာသာကုိ ဤေနရာတြင္ ရယူႏုိ... Read more ►

March 22, 2017 • Author: Action for Shan State Rivers

Over 400 Local Villagers Gather to Call for Halt of Dams on Namtu River in Northern Shan State

On March 21, 2017, over 400 local villagers gathered on the Namtu river bank in northern Shan State calling for the protection of water resources and a halt to dams on the Namtu river. From 9:00 am to 11:00 am, villagers from Da Dae, Ta Long, and 20 other villages around Hsi... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Inclusive Development International

Out of Control: The World Bank’s Reckless Private Sector Investments in Southeast Asia Exposed

(March 17, 2017) – Dozens of harmful and high-risk projects in Southeast Asia have received hidden funding from the World Bank Group, an ongoing investigation by Inclusive Development International has revealed. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Ba... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Foreign Affairs Committee

Remarks: Chairman Royce on Human Rights of the Rohingya People

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) delivered an opening statement at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing entitled “Human Rights of the Rohingya People.” Chairman Royce’s opening statement (as prepared for deliv... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: International Federation of Journalists

Myanmar Journalist Harassed Following Critical Reporting

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticises the harassment of a Myanmar Now journalist in Yangon on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The IFJ demand an immediate investigation into the incident. On Tuesday evening, Myanmar Now chief correspondent, Ko Swe Win... Read more ►