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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's Thein Sein to free all political prisoners as Cameron presses on human rights

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier urged the president to defend human rights during talks. Thein Sein promised to take a “zero tolerance approach” to people who “fuel ethnic hatreds” ... as the continuation of your reform process, we are also very keen to see greater action in terms of promoting human rights and dealing with regional conflicts. “We are particularly concerned about what has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1283569/cameron-presses-myanmars-thein-sein-plight-rohingya
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monks' plan to curb Buddhist-Muslim marriages violates human rights, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriages between Buddhist women and men of other faiths, describing it as a violation of human rights, a report said yesterday. "This is one-sided. Why only women? You cannot treat the women ... of Buddhism," the veteran activist said. "It is a violation of women's rights and human rights." Under the proposal- spearheaded by the controversial Mandalay cleric Wirathu- non-Buddhist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1266104/monks-plan-curb-buddhist-muslim-marriages-violates-human-rights-says-suu
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... they have lived in Rakhine for generations. “The people of Burma have the chance to choose a future of democracy and human rights for all, and to reject manipulation, fear, and division. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... the 41 political prisoners released in the December 11 amnesty, the 14th since Thein Sein took office, had been detained under his government, according to the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights ... the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say. Five farmers were arrested on January 2 for trespassing on land they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465825/ploughing-protesters-highlight-land-grab-grievances-myanmar
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... an American aid worker of handling a religious flag disrespectfully. The incident bodes ill for the census workers. "These are unarmed schoolteachers," David Mathieson, of Human Rights ... no future," said U Maung Dru, 52. "There is no clinic, no education, many people do not have enough food. We hope that after this census, we might have some human rights in the future." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... and other former prisoners e-mailed human rights organisations, media and embassies, publicising their plights. The prisoners' association was established in 2004 when the number of political ... punishment cell with four other prisoners. "It took me weeks to learn to walk like a human again," Bo Kyi said. The men weren't allowed to wash. He said he still can recall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... with the government of Burma while human rights conditions in that country have deteriorated," Royce said. Myanmar has earned an end to its diplomatic isolation and sanctions relief by undertaking its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457927/us-congress-panel-slams-myanmars-persecution-rohingya-muslims
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... includes sensitive, and highly controversial, questions about race and ethnicity that human rights groups have repeatedly warned are especially inappropriate at this delicate juncture ... denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya”. And administrators in some parts of the country – including rebel controlled areas in Kachin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461016/myanmars-first-census-decades-bars-name-rohingya
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... conditions and who otherwise have little access to health care. The UN and human rights groups say at least 40 Rohingya were killed by security forces and Buddhist civilians in a restricted area ... the UN and human rights groups that Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw township were attacked and their homes looted. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438843/medecins-sans-frontieres-reopens-myanmar-clinics-not-rakhine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist villagers are suspected of having carried out the attack Myanmarmob killed 12 Muslims,says group A Buddhist mob rampaged through a town in an isolated corner of Myanmar, hacking Muslim women and children with knives, a villager and a rights group reported yesterday, saying that more than a dozen people may have been killed. A government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407707/buddhist-mob-may-have-killed-dozen-muslims-myanmar-rights-group

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