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A young Rohingya refugee
Refugees Asia
Who are the Rohingya refugees?
4 January 2016 | 3:00 pm

Video footage has emerged of police officers in Myanmar casually beating and kicking Rohingya villagers. This comes after the release of our December report explaining how Myanmar security forces are responsible for killings, rapes and the burning down of houses and villages in a campaign of violence against Rohingya people that may amount to crimes against […]

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Shan State Army North soldiers on patrol on the front-line near SSAN HQ in November 2015
Crisis response Asia
‘All the Civilians Suffer’: Conflict, Displacement and Abuse in Northern Myanmar
14 June 2017 | 3:37 pm

Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in the country’s Kachin and northern Shan states, Amnesty International’s new report reveals. ‘All the Civilians Suffer’: Conflict, Displacement and Abuse in Northern Myanmar’ details how soldiers from the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s […]

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Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Myanmar: Investigate death threats against journalist

“Attention Min Min, we know where you are. We can terminate your life anytime. Take care.” This is the message which journalist, Min Min, received after he wrote about an armed organisation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, which he described as a ‘rebel group’. In Rakhine State, these death threats are very real. The situation is […]

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Crisis response Asia
Myanmar: Urgent action needed
15 February 2017 | 11:36 am

[Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 27 February-24 March 2017] One year after the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government took office, the deterioration in the human rights situation in Myanmar requires immediate and urgent action from the United Nations Human Rights Council (the Council). In […]

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Sha It Yang IDP camp, which houses more than 2,000 people displaced by the conflict in Kachin State.
Crisis response Asia
Myanmar: Ethnic minorities face war crimes in northern conflict
14 June 2017 | 3:32 pm

Civilians from minority ethnic groups suffer appalling violations and abuses, including war crimes, at the hands of Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in the country’s Kachin and northern Shan states, Amnesty International said in a new report based on three recent visits to the conflict area. ‘All the Civilians Suffer’: Conflict, Displacement and Abuse […]

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A Rohingya woman grieves after a fire gutted her family's shelter, Rakhine state, May 2016
Crisis response Asia
Myanmar: Act now on Rakhine Commission report
17 March 2017 | 11:27 am

Myanmar’s authorities must immediately act on the urgent calls made in an interim report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today. “The authorities must immediately act on the Rakhine Commission’s recommendations to grant humanitarian access, end the media blackout in northern Rakhine State, and ensure the perpetrators of human rights violations […]

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Crisis response Asia
Myanmar: Security forces target Rohingya
19 December 2016 | 10:59 am

The Myanmar security forces are responsible for unlawful killings, multiple rapes and the burning down of houses and entire villages in a campaign of violence against Rohingya people that may amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International reveals in a new report. Read the report Based on extensive interviews with Rohingyas in both Myanmar and […]

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Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner Lin Htet Naing
Freedom of expression, association and assembly Asia
Good news: Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung released
11 April 2016 | 5:21 pm

Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a student activist from Myanmar jailed for helping to organise a student protest, has been released. Her freedom is a huge victory for human rights and human rights defenders. What happened? Phyoe Phyoe Aung is a young activist and Secretary General of one of Myanmar’s largest student unions. On 10 March 2015, […]

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Crisis response Asia
Australia: Back independent investigation into abuses in Myanmar
13 March 2017 | 5:08 pm

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Commission’s debate on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Amnesty International is urging the Government of Australia to back an independent international investigation into the situation in Rakhine state. “The apparent campaign of violence that Myanmar security forces have waged against Rohingya people since last October demands […]

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