Myanmar military may be repeating crimes against humanity, UN rapporteur warns

Yanghee Lee says the army is ‘maximising suffering’ on Rohingya and other people in attacks reminiscent of the 2017 assault in Rakhine state Myanmar’s military may once again be committing crimes against humanity in Rakhine state, the UN special rapporteur on human rights has warned, urging the international community to prevent further atrocities. In a damning statement issued on Wednesday, Yanghee Lee said the military was inflicting immense suffering on

Human Rights Group Calls For Peace During COVID-19 Pandemic

Soe Hteik Aung — A human rights group called on all stakeholders to work together to end the fighting in Burma during the coronavirus pandemic. The Network For Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) said all armed conflicts in the ethnic areas of the country need to stop to assist thousands of civilians that are internally displaced during the health crisis. “ND-Burma believes that true peace in Burma is possible


COVID-19 & HUMAN RIGHTS As cases of COVID-19 spread globally, there are legitimate concerns that the response in Burma will be rooted in a militarised approach. Burma has formed an emergency task force with military and civilian ministries to support measures around law enforcement and stability and to step up government efforts to respond to the pandemic in the country. However, these efforts have been met with caution as it

Blue Shirt Campaign on 6thAnniversary of Journalist U Win Tin’s Death

Blue Shirt Campaign on 6thAnniversary of Journalist U Win Tin’s Death Dear Friends, 20 April 2020 #BlueShirt4Burma #BlueShirtDay The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting over one million people around the world and over 100,000 people have lost their lives. In Burma, the number of COVID-19 infections has surged to 111 in total and Burma has been making its extreme effort to curb the Pandemic. Civil Society Organizations including Assistance Association for