Myanmar Parliamentary Candidates: Pledge to Protect Freedoms

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As Myanmar heads toward a general election on 8 November 2020, it is imperative that parliamentary candidates, political parties and campaign groups focus on the urgent human rights situation in the country. The next government must champion human rights. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP), Amnesty International and Athan urge all parliamentary candidates and political parties to make a public commitment to respect and promote the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly; protect human rights defenders; and ensure access to information.

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