End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims
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.
Government forces targeting Rohingya Muslims
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.
Cynical manipulation of legal system prefigures continued authoritarianism
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.
Reforms yet to reach Kachin state
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.
New law on demonstrations falls short
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
Women's Day – No protection for women –
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.
Prisoners released and others still detained
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.