Progressive Voice - Press Releases (713 found)

Progressive Voice was born out of the work of Burma Partnership and formally established in October 2016. Comprehensive resources on the situation of human rights in Myanmar prior to the establishment of Progressive Voice can still be found on Burma Partnership’s website at

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January 16, 2019 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

PHR to UN Rapporteur: Press for Rohingya Safety and Justice

UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee will visit Bangladesh on January 19 to assess the conditions of the more than 920,000 Rohingya who have sought refuge there following widespread and systematic violence in Myanmar. Lee is tasked with assessing the human rights sit... Read more ►

January 14, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Doubles Down on Repressive Policies Against Journalists

London, UK — The Yangon Region High Court has rejected an appeal by two incarcerated Reuters journalists, Thet Oo Maung (a.k.a Wa Lone) and Kyaw Soe Oo, and upheld the original seven years prison sentence passed on them by the Yangon Northern District Court. The pair w... Read more ►

January 11, 2019 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Reuters Journalists’ Rejected Appeal Perpetuates an Appalling Injustice

Responding to news that a Myanmar court has rejected the appeal by Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Director of Crisis Response said: “The decision to keep these two brave and innocent Reuters journalists behind bars pla... Read more ►

January 10, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Burma Security Forces Must Respect the Human Rights of Rakhine Villagers

London, UK — The Burma Human Rights Network is alarmed by reports of Burmese military and police arbitrarily detaining ethnic Rakhine villagers following fighting between the Burmese military and the Rakhine ethnic armed group, the Arakan Army. Fears have also emerged ... Read more ►

January 4, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Buddhist Mob in Rakhine State Attacked Christians Celebrating Christmas

London, UK — A mob of 50 people, including three Monks, in Setsi village in Ann Township, Rakhine State attacked a group of Christian worshippers on December 24th in a temporary shelter set up to celebrate Christmas. One Christian priest was injured in the attack and w... Read more ►

December 19, 2018 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Disband Panel on Crimes Against Rohingya

Rakhine State Commission Delays Efforts at Justice; Claim of ‘No Evidence’ Shows Bias (New York) – Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because it is clearly unwilling to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic... Read more ►

December 17, 2018 • Author: 23 Rohingya organizations and Fortify Rights

United States: Ensure U.N. Security Council Refers Myanmar to the ICC

23 Rohingya groups worldwide call on the U.S. government to push for international accountability for genocide (YANGON/BANGKOK, December 17, 2018) —The United States government should ensure the United Nations Security Council refers Myanmar to the International Criminal ... Read more ►

December 13, 2018 • Author: Foreign Affairs Committee of United States

Declaring Genocide in Burma

Media Contact 202-225-5021 Washington, D.C. – The Burmese military and security forces have unleashed a targeted campaign against the Rohingya people – killing unarmed civilians, raping women and children, burning down villages, and planting landmines along border areas ... Read more ►

December 12, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Economic Interest of Burmese Military must be Targeted – EU Takes Encouraging Steps Forward

London, UK – The Burma Human Rights Network welcomes Council of the European Union conclusions on Myanmar that adopted on 10th December, especially their decision to adopt additional sanctions against senior military and border guard officials complicit in what the U.N. ha... Read more ►

December 11, 2018 • Author: UN Human Rights

Myanmar: UN Expert Dismayed by Jail Terms for Kachin Activists

GENEVA (11 December 2018) – A UN human rights expert has expressed her dismay at the imprisonment of three ethnic Kachin activists for allegedly criticizing the Myanmar military during peaceful demonstrations in April. “It is wholly unacceptable that Lum Zawng, Nang Pu a... Read more ►

December 11, 2018 • Author: Fortify Rights

Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Protect Media Freedom: One-year Anniversary of the Arbitrary Detention of Reuters Journalists

(YANGON, December 11, 2018)— The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally free two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on politically motivated charges, said Fortify Rights today. December 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the arbi... Read more ►

December 10, 2018 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Kachin Human Rights Activists in Prison on UDHR Anniversary

London, UK – On this 70th Human Rights Day, the Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) condemns the sentencing of Kachin anti-war activists Nang Pu, Lum Zawng and Zau Jat for speaking out against the Burmese military’s crimes. BHRN calls on the National League for Democracy (... Read more ►