July 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A provincial court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced four journalists and the chief executive from the Unity Journal to a 10-year prison sentence and hard labor for publishing a story in January in violation of the national State Secrets Act, a British colonial law dating back to the 1920s. The ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A UN independent expert on Monday urged Myanmar to address shortcomings in reforming its human rights situation. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana warned the country of the possibility that the current reformation process may be endangered by leaving ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Addison Morris
A UN independent expert Wednesday commended the reform that has been achieved so far in Myanmar while identifying additional human rights issues that still need to be addressed, particularly in the states of Kachin and Rakhine. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tomas Ojea ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Myanmar's campaign of shelling on the state of Kachin violates the laws of war, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday, the same day the government announced a ceasefire. President Thein Sein ordered the ceasefire after the country's parliament unanimously passed a motion on the matter. HRW is ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on authorities in Myanmar to drop charges against nine peaceful protesters who are facing criminal charges for demonstrating without a permit in Rangoon in September on International Peace Day. The demonstrators were calling for peace in Myanmar's war-torn ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the Chinese government to halt the deportation of Myanmar refugees. In a letter sent to the Chinese Minister of Foreign affairs, the rights group said that the return of at least 4,000 ethnic Kachin refugees from Myanmar is a violation of international ...[read more]
August 24, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on China to stop forcibly returning thousands of Kachin refugees to northern Myanmar. HRW reported that Chinese authorities repatriated more than 1,000 Kachin refugees to Myanmar last week and plan to deport another 4,000 in the near future. HRW claims ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday issued a report documenting refugee abuse and urging the government of China to provide basic food and shelter needs to thousands of refugees fleeing sectarian violence in neighboring Myanmar. Escalating violence between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Violence and rights abuses continue in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. HRW claims that a significant number of civilians are subject to abuses due to the conflict between Myanmar's armed forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The report ...[read more]
November 28, 2011
by Jamie Davis
Human rights group Partners Relief and Development said Monday that Myanmar soldiers may be committing war crimes in the form of torture and forced labor against ethnic communities in Kachin State. The group issued a report documenting the war crimes which allegedly began on June 9 after a 17-year ...[read more]

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