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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 that Myanmar’s transformation into a prosperous, functioning democracy is still far from guaranteed. According to

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 2014, with a net average of six new political prisoners sentenced each month. In light

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 deliver justice for Chin victims of sexual violence.  CHRO urged the Burmese authorities to immediately

In Pursuit of Justice: Reflections on the past and hopes for the future of Burma

Media release In Pursuit of Justice: Reflections on the past and hopes for the future of Burma Human Rights Foundation of Monland – Burma (HURFOM) In order for Burma to successfully transition towards genuine democracy and national reconciliation, the Burmese government must address, and act upon, the specific needs expressed by victims of past human rights abuse, says the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) in a report released this

One Family,Three Generations

In February 2010, Burma Issues conducted a field trip inside Karen State to raise internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) awareness of the upcoming elections. While they were watching a video, the township where the IDPs were staying was attacked by the Burmese Military’s Army. They had to flee into the jungle and our cameraman decided to follow. He became particularly interested in one family-a grand grandmother, 2 parents, and 4 young

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

1. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was established pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/58 and was recently extended by Human Rights Council resolution 22/14. The present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 22/14 and General Assembly resolution 68/242, covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the previous report of the Special Rapporteur to the Council in March 2013 (A/HRC/22/58)