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Burma: Eight Chin activists convicted; fined

Filed in Press releases & Statements by on July 28, 2014
Burma: Eight Chin activists convicted; fined

Friday 25 July 2014 INFORMATION RELEASE: for immediate release Burma: Eight Chin activists convicted; fined [Chiang Mai, Thailand] On Wednesday 23 July eight Chin activists – charged under article 18 of “The Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act” with protesting without permission – were convicted in Matupi township court under presiding Judge Aung […]

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Continuing Abuses Threaten Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy and Peace, Says ICTJ Report

Filed in Other Reports by on July 24, 2014
Continuing Abuses Threaten Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy and Peace, Says ICTJ Report

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 – Continuing political repression, cronyism, and ongoing conflicts are disrupting attempts to put Myanmar on a linear path to democracy, peace, and development, says a new report from the International Center for Transitional Justice. The spread of anti-Muslim violence to Mandalay and the recent harsh sentencing of some journalists show […]

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AAPP Monthly Chronology of June 2014

Filed in Member Reports, Press releases & Statements by on July 16, 2014
AAPP Monthly Chronology of June 2014

Summary of the current Situation As of June‟s end, there are sixtyfive political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with 102 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. Notwithstanding the president‟s commitment to the release of all political prisoners by the end of 2013, the number of political incarcerations has been steadily increasing since the beginning of […]

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Burma/Myanmar: Drop charges against Chin activists; end impunity for sexual violence

Filed in Member Reports, Press releases & Statements by on July 16, 2014
Burma/Myanmar: Drop charges against Chin activists; end impunity for sexual violence

Tuesday 15 July 2014 PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release Burma:Drop charges against Chin activists; end impunity for sexual violence [Chiang Mai, Thailand] The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today condemned the Government of Burma for pursuing legal proceedings against 8 Chin activists who demonstrated against sexual violence perpetrated by Burma Army soldiers, and failing to […]

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