ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41

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Announcement : In the 41st episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV brings news of the acquittal of Irom Sharmila. Also known as “the Iron Lady of Manipur”, Irom Sharmila, has been on hunger strike for 14 years in protest against the 50-year-old Armed Forces Special Powers Act in northeast India. The law gives security forces sweeping powers to shoot to kill with impunity. Read More...

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BURMA: UNODC agreement on the rule of law, a step in the right direction

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Statement : A functional criminal justice system requires competence at the level of the police that need to record complaints of crimes from the people and conduct investigations. Competent prosecutors and judicial officers are also needed. Creating this kind of competence requires considerable effort to educate the police, prosecution, and judiciary on fundamental principles and practices of criminal justice. Read More...

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BURMA: Military demands farmers destroy their own homes

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Statement : Farmers from Ngetpyawtine village tract, Kanbalu Township, Sagaing Division, have been instructed by the Township Administrative Office to remove the houses they have built on their own farmland. The administration and the No. 2 Shwe Bo Logistic Battalion have warned the farmers that if they do not dismantle the houses and leave the land, they will be prosecuted. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41
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