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January
14
2019

Burma Doubles Down on Repressive Policies Against Journalists

By Burma Human Rights Network
January
11
2019

SEAPA Urges Gov’t to Reverse Conviction of Reuters Journalists

By Southeast Asian Press Alliance

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

January 18, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Another Year, Another Crisis in Rakhine

Rakhine State has lurched into another crisis over the last few weeks, as attacks by the Arakan Army (AA) on border guard police posts, reveal the deep, structural problems and resentment that many ethnic Rakhine people have towards the Bamar-centric statebuilding project of... Read more ►

December 18, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Myanmar’s Latest Whitewash

The latest Myanmar[1] government-led Independent Commission of Enquiry (CoE) to finally find out the ‘truth’ behind what happened in Rakhine State in 2017, after having spoken with the military, is now giving victims a few weeks to submit evidence of abuse by the end of ... Read more ►

December 13, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

‘One Prisoner of Conscience is One Too Many’

In an appalling verdict on Friday, three Kachin human rights defenders – Lum Zawng, Nang Pu and Zau Jat – were sentenced to six months in prison and given a 500,000 Kyat fine each (approximately $320 USD) for publicly calling for the protection of civilians in co... Read more ►

December 6, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

No Safety, No Return – Involuntary and Non-Consultative Closure of IDP Camps a Violation of the Principles of International Law

In June 2018 when the Myanmar[1] government announced its decision to close down the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Karen, Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States, over 100 CSOs expressed grave concerns regarding the government’s strategy, calling the move premature a... Read more ►

November 28, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women a Day of Shame for Myanmar

On 25 November, the world marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Myanmar[1], however, violence against women perpetrated by state actors, especially in ethnic and religious minority communities, is systemic, as documented by ethnic women... Read more ►

November 23, 2018 • Author: Progressive Voice

Root Causes of Displacement Must Be Addressed

What links the situation for Rohingya refugees who are living in Bangladesh and the IDPs and refugees living in southeastern Myanmar and the camps in Thailand is that the root causes of their displacement remain unaddressed. The ultimately postponed plan for over 2,000 Rohin... Read more ►