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Even Though I Am Free I Am Not: The need for the campaign in 2015

Even though I am free I am not. This was the message the groundbreaking 2010 photography campaign sought to convey to the world. The message that the burgeoning road to freedom in Burma would be forever blocked while political prisoners remained. Freedom is not solely liberation from prison. It is also the need for a free country, a Burma where political freedoms and civil liberties are respected and there no

Harvard war crimes report puts spotlight on transitional justice

Paul Vrieze, Yangon, International Justice Tribune, No 171, 3 December, 2014 A recent independent report finds three senior military officers could be held responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Myanmar army personnel during an offensive against ethnic armed groups in the east of the country. Last month, the International Human Rights Clinic at the Harvard School of Law published a legal memorandum finding sufficient evidence

Workshop on Memorialization

Impunity Watch and ND-Burma held a two-day workshop in Chiang Mai on the subject of Transitional Justice efforts in Burma. The workshop was in preparation for a five-day exchange of ideas for upcoming workshop, with the meeting being attended by a varied number of organizations including: 1. AAPP (Assistance Association for Political Prisoners) 2. Burmese Women’s Union (BWU) 3. Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) 4. Network for Human Rights Documentation

Press Release: The death of freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi.

Press Release: The death of freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi 27th October 2014 The death of well known freelance journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, aka Par Gyi, while in military custody in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, comes as a shocking reminder of how extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture are still being used against citizens in Burma. Par Gyi worked as a security guard for Aung San Suu

In this file photo, displaced Karen villagers are forced to uproot their lives and move because of conflict. (PHOTO: DVB)

An alliance of rights groups revealed on Thursday that they have documented 103 cases of human rights abuse in Burma since the start of 2014. A 21-page report by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), released on Thursday, claimed that violations are still “rampant” in conflict areas as well as in territories currently under ceasefire agreements. Among the documented violations, which the group said are “just a fraction of