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January 24, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights and Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Release or Charge Kachin Christians

(Yangon, January 24, 2017)—The Burmese authorities should immediately release or appropriately charge two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders arbitrarily detained by the military since December 24, 2016, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today. The military in northern ... Read more ►

January 19, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Kachin Teachers Rape and Murder 2nd Anniversary: Petition Calls for Action

On the 2nd anniversary of the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in Northern Burma, Burma Campaign UK marks the anniversary by delivering a petition and campaign postcards to the British government. 3254 people are calling on the government to do more to help stop rape a... Read more ►

January 18, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Civil Society Calls for International Investigation in Rakhine State

More than 40 Diverse Groups Call for a “Truly Independent” Commission of Inquiry (YANGON, January 18, 2017)—More than 40 Myanmar-based civil society organizations today called for a “truly independent” international investigation into the situation in Rakhine State... Read more ►

January 18, 2017 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide


In response to an Urgent Question on Human Rights in Burma (Myanmar) on 18 January 2017, Members of the House of Commons called for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Rakhine State, and for the Burmese government to investigate the forcible disappearance ... Read more ►

January 17, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

OIC Must Back UN Inquiry Into Rohingya Crisis

Burma Campaign UK today called upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to officially support the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma, when it holds an emergency meeting on the Rohingya this Thursday 19th January. The OI... Read more ►

January 17, 2017 • Author: Rohingya Communities Worldwide

Statement from Rohingya Communities Worldwide: Request OIC to support UN Commission of Inquiry

We, the undersigned organisations, representing Rohingya communities around the world, would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Government of Malaysia with Honourable Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for hol... Read more ►

January 17, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Kachin Christians Feared “Disappeared”

(Yangon, January 17, 2017)—Burmese authorities should urgently provide information on the whereabouts and well-being of two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders who were apparently forcibly disappeared in Northern Shan State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today. Lang... Read more ►

January 13, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

China: Protect Ethnic Kachin Refugees Fleeing War in Northern Myanmar

(YANGON, January 13, 2017)—The Government of China should ensure protection for thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns, Fortify Rights said today. Chinese state security forces reportedly forced back to Mya... Read more ►

January 12, 2017 • Author: Candle Light, Khaing Myae Thitsar, Myeik Lawyer Network and Dawei Development Association, Southern Youth, Tarkapaw and Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks

New report shows Malaysian-backed palm oil project damages the environment, grabs land and violates indigenous rights in a Myanmar conflict zone

The notorious palm oil industry has expanded to Myanmar, with more than 1.8 million acres of oil palm concessions awarded in Tanintharyi Region in southern Myanmar. A new report, released today, in Yangon, documents how one of these oil palm projects is fueling environmental... Read more ►

January 12, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Government Forces Implicated in Killings and Rape

(New York) – Burma’s new civilian-led government has failed to hold the military accountable for persistent human rights violations throughout the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) go... Read more ►

January 11, 2017 • Author: Peace Process Steering Team

ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ဦးေဆာင္အဖြဲ႔ (PPST) အေရးေပၚအစည္းအေ၀းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ NCA ကို လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုးထားၾကေသာ မိမိတို႔ တိုင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္း မ်ား၏ ၿငိ... Read more ►

January 9, 2017 • Author: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network

Conserving Protected Indigenous Karen Landscape

MUTRAW DISTRICT, Karen State, Myanmar – The Salween Peace Park, an indigenous Karen landscape conservation initiative dedicated to the conservation of bio-cultural and ecological diversity in one of Southeast Asia’s last greatest natural landscapes, has made a major ... Read more ►

January 9, 2017 • Author: Ta'ang Women's Organization

အစုိးရတပ္မေတာ္မွေဒသခံတအာင္းလူငယ္တစ္ဦးအားဖမ္းဆီးေခၚေဆာင္သြားျခင္းအေပၚ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

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January 6, 2017 • Author: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ အမွတ္စဥ္ (၁/ ၂၀၁၇ ) ေမာင္မုိး၀င္း (ခ) ျပည့္ၿဖိဳးေအာင္အေပၚ လမ္းအလုပ္သမားေခါင္းေဆာင္ ဦးေအာင္ကုိမင္းမွ လူ႔အခြင...

၁။ မႏၱေလးတုိင္းေဒသႀကီး၊ ေညာင္ဦးၿမိဳ႔နယ္၊ ကုန္းတန္းႀကီးအုပ္စု၊ ေဖ်ာက္ဆိပ္ပင္ေက်းရြာေန ေဒၚသန္းေဌ... Read more ►

January 6, 2017 • Author: U.N. Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner

Myanmar: UN rights expert launches new official visit to assess recent developments in the country

GENEVA (6 January 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her fifth information-gathering visit to the country from 9 to 20 January. Ms. Lee plans to visit Kachin State (Myitkyina, Hpakant and L... Read more ►