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MYANMAR: Family of sexually assaulted girl killed by a solider seeks remedy

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a local partner organization, the Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters, that a 22-year-old girl had ...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Assassination of U Ko Ni a tragedy for Myanmar

The Asian Human Rights Commission condemns in the strongest terms the killing on the evening of 29 January 2017 of prominent lawyer, constitutional expert and advisor to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Ko Ni,...

BURMA/MYANMAR: International community must assist in the re-engineering of justice institutions

An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Myanmar’s UPR Outcomes. Due to time constraints in Council proceedings, the follow...

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: Despite presidential amnesty, some political prisoners remain jailed

The Asian Human Right Commission (AHRC) welcomes the release of political prisoners and student protesters in Burma. This is another positive development, and the AHRC will continue to monitor develop...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Prosecutor concludes that case against soldiers for Ko Par Gyi killing “erroneous”

On 21 March 2016 the commander of the Kyaikmayaw Township Police Station in Burma, or Myanmar, sent a letter to Ma Thandar, the wife of Ko Par Gyi, whom soldiers killed in a remote part of the country...

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: Rise in politically motivated arrests and charges

Burma has experienced its first democratic election in November 2015, and is going to have a newly elected civilian government this April, after half a century under military government. But, despite ...

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...

MYANMAR: A state that requires the foundations for justice institutions to be built to achieve a stable change

The Asian Legal Resource Centre congratulates the people of Myanmar for successfully and peacefully electing a democratic government through national elections held in November 2015. The country and i...

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: Police beat young man to death over fight with traffic officer’s son

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the custodial assault and death of a young man in northeastern Burma over a personal dispute. According to the inf...

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...