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UPDATE (BURMA): Dr Salai Tun Than’s case was raised at the 58th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights 2002

Dear Friends,  “This as that I will be here between Myanmar Independent Monument and Yangon city hall until either the government agrees to my petitions or simply kills me. I am here offering m...

UPDATE (BURMA): Arrested professor sentenced to seven years jail

AHRC has previously released an urgent appeal and update on the arrest and detention of Dr Salai Tun Than, who held a one man protest in front of Rangoon Town Hall last November 2001.

UPDATE: Who is Dr. Salai, Burmese political prisoner?

Further to our Urgent Appeal of 28 January 2002 regarding the arrest and detention of Dr. Salai Tun Than in Rangoon, Burma, for holding a peaceful one-man protest, we have received additional details ...

BURMA: Arrested Professor prepared to die for democracy

This appeal is for an international response to the arrest and detention of 74 year-old Dr Salai Tan Thun, a retired Burmese university rector who has publicly petitioned the military government to re...

BURMA: Renewed crackdown by junta on opposition

The military rulers of Burma are clearly renewing their efforts to destroy the National League of Democracy (NLD), which was overwhelmingly elected to rule the country ten years ago, but never allowed...

Burma: Fear for the Safety of 7 Monks

There are serious concern for the safety of seven monks who were involved in the 23 November 1998, demonstration in Mandalay, Burma. The SPDC government is searching for the seven monks namely: 1. Ash...

Burma: 18 Human Rights Activists Sentenced to 5 Years of hard Labour and Deported

Dear Friends, Greetings! We are informed that the 18 Foreign Human Rights activist were sentenced to 5 years hard labour – for about 3 minutes. Moments after the judge had made his ruling an off...

Burma: 18 Foreign Human Rights Activists are on 5th Day of Detention

The 18 foreign human rights activists remain in prison without charges for the FIFTH day for distributing pro-democracy a red business-card-sized leaflet in Rangoon. With these words as "goodwill...

Burma: 18 Foreign Human Rights Activists Detained

9 August 1998 18 foreign human rights activist were arrested in Rangoon. They were part of an international group that went inside Burma to distribute international solidarity messages. Most of the ac...

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliati...

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliati...

WORLD: Please intervene in the attempt to remove UN Special Procedure mandate holders 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the draft decision by some governments to remove UN Special Procedure m...