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BURMA/MYANMAR: Poet suffers detention and prosecution for allegedly defaming President

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding poet Maung Saung Kha being arrested and charged for allegedly defaming outgoing President Thein Sein, in a poe...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Students to boycott failed judicial system

Today, on 15 March 2016, student leaders of the All Burma Federation of Student Union announced their decision to boycott the current judicial system. They have initiated a “Failed Law” campaign t...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Students face multiple charges over protest

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about three student protesters who face multiple cases over peaceful assembly and procession. The students’ call for a...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied

A Press Release from the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Legal Aid Network (LAN) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) New report exposes systematic cover-up of Myanma...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Will government overcome the grim?

The world is commemorating International Human Rights Day today, 10 December 2015. However, the mood differs in Burma; the situation in the country is absolutely grim. This is despite the fact that ju...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Court denied bail five times to a seriously-ill detainee

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) received updated information on a man arrested over a Facebook post allegedly defaming the military. He is suffering from a serious health condit...

BURMA/MYANMAR: An end to sham politics

The results of the 2015 general election held on November 8 in Burma, or Myanmar, have slammed the door shut on the sham politics of the last five years. Gone are the days of a concocted legislature c...

BURMA/MYANMAR: The world must support Myanmar’s fledgling democracy

An article from Hong Kong Free Press forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The people of Myanmar have once again spoken, and spoken very loudly, of their wish to return to democracy for the...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Serious concern about the on-going hunger strike of student protesters

The Asian Human Rights Commission is gravely concerned about the health situation of student protesters who are currently carrying out hunger strikes in the prisons. There are incidences of solitary c...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Parliamentary Elections 2015 — D-Day

The landmark election is scheduled to conduct on tomorrow (Sunday, November 8, 2015). Around 90 political parties with 6,065 candidates, around 10,500 national and international election observers, an...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Arrested Student Leaders’ Rights Under Grave Threat

The Asian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the situation of two Burmese student leaders who have recently been arrested after being fugitives for nearly 7 months. Kyaw Ko Ko and Lin H...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Election campaign period sees third arrest over Facebook post

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding the arrest of Patrick Kum Jaa Lee for sharing a photo on Facebook. Husband of a human rights activist, Patrick has be...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Call to ensure peaceful election on November 8

The historic parliament election is due to be held on 8 November 2015 in Burma/Myanmar. This election is seen by some as the country’s first free and fair election in 25 years, and that the future o...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Hold Police Accountable for Crackdown at Letpadan, Free Wrongfully Imprisoned Protesters

A Press Release from Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) New report finds police blocked peaceful assembly...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Imminent elections causes spike in politically motivated arrests

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned about the state of freedom of expression in Burma, at a time when Burma is awash in election campaigns. Rather than allow for the people to air th...

BURMA/ MYANMAR: Denial of rights and arbitrary detention of student protesters

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) calls for the release of all detained student protesters from prison, who have been charged with multiple sections. Student protesters awaiting trial have spen...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Yellow Ribbon Campaign to end military appointment to judicial position

A campaign has been launched in Myanmar demanding an end to the practice of the appointment of military officers as judicial officers to the court of Myanmar. This movement demands the end to militari...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Time to sign and ratify the UNCAT

Burma got a new government in 2010, after decades of military dictatorship. The change, by general election and under a new constitution, converted Burma from a military to a semi-military government....

BURMA/MYANMAR: Detained Student Protestors in Immediate Need of Medical Attention and Hygienic Environment

Poor and unhygienic conditions in Tharawaddy Prison has resulted in students and their supporters detained there for over 3 months to be afflicted by diseases and ailments. During the brutal crackdown...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Court martial exonerates soldiers of murder of journalist while death inquest in civilian court still underway

On 8 May 2015 the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission issued a short statement (No. 5/2015) to the effect that two soldiers accused of involvement in the killing of freelance journalist Ko Par Gy...