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Burmese Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has turned into an apologist for genocide against Muslims
The Intercept – April 13, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most celebrated human rights icons of our age: Nobel Peace Laureate, winner of the Sakharov Prize, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an Amnesty International-recognized prisoner of conscience for 15 long years.

Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar
Sydney Morning Herald – April 6, 2017
Myanmar de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied the ethnic cleansing of her country's Rohingya Muslims, contradicting the findings of United Nations investigators who have cited evidence of atrocities by security forces.

NLD should take by-election results as a wake-up call
Irrawaddy – April 4, 2017
Burma's by-elections last weekend were the most telling sign for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party as to whether it still enjoys the popular support it received in the 2015 general election.

Myanmar chief labels Rohingya Muslim intruders, warns against UN investigation
Sydney Morning Herald – March 28, 2017
Myanmar's military chief has warned against United Nations intervention in his country, declaring more than one million Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine state as "Bengali" interlopers, despite them having lived there for generations.

Turnbull government reverses Myanmar stance to co-sponsor UN resolution on Rohingya Muslims
Sydney Morning Herald – March 25, 2017
The Turnbull government has abruptly reversed its opposition to an international investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, including mass rapes, torture and the slaughter of babies.

'Hopelessly weak': Australia slammed for refusing to back UN investigation into Myanmar Rohingya atrocities
Sydney Morning Herald – March 15, 2017
The Turnbull government has refused to back an international investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims despite a motion passed in the Senate urging Australia to call for a United Nations commission of inquiry.

The Lady vanishes: Suu Kyi goes missing as an assassin ends Myanmar's democracy dream
Sydney Morning Herald – March 11, 2017
Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and adviser to Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), scooped up his five-year-old grandson and was cradling him at Yangon International Airport's taxi rank after returning from a trip to Indonesia.

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-Statements & Press Releases
Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims
Human Rights Watch Press Release – April 22, 2013
Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Burma: Government forces targeting Rohingya Muslims
Human Rights Watch Press Release – April 1, 2013
Burmese security forces committed killings, rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims after failing to protect both them and Arakan Buddhists during deadly sectarian violence in western Burma in June 2012.

Burma: Cynical manipulation of legal system prefigures continued authoritarianism
Asian Human Rights Commission Statement – March 26, 2012
Two cases in Burma's courts that recently have attracted some public attention reveal aspects of a legal system being cynically manipulated, aspects that afford strong guarantees for the continuation of authoritarian practices and mentalities, large and small, after the by-elections this April.

Burma: Reforms yet to reach Kachin state
Human Rights Watch Press Release – March 20, 2012
The Burmese government has committed serious abuses and blocked humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of displaced civilians since June 2011, in fighting in Burma's northern Kachin State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Burma: New law on demonstrations falls short
Human Rights Watch Statement – March 15, 2012
Burma's new law on the right to peaceful assembly falls far short of international standards, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein signed the assembly law, the Law Relating to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession,on December 2, 2011.

Burma: Women's Day – No protection for women – 
Asian Human Rights Commission Statement – March 8, 2012
In October 2011 a 28-year-old woman Sumlut Roi Ja, who is the mother of 14-month-old girl, was abducted and allegedly gang-raped by the military.

Burma: Prisoners released and others still detained
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal – February 3, 2012
As has been widely reported worldwide, in January the government of Burma released from prison over 600 detainees, around half of who were political prisoners. 

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