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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

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

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Myanmar's reformist government. The committee is charged with overseeing US foreign policy, and the resolution, which ...

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

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Unity Journal. The reports identified an alleged chemical weapons factory near Pakkoku, in central Myanmar’s Magway Division. The reports said the facility was run with the assistance of China, ... reporting environment,” said Shawn Crispin, Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists. “The conviction and sentencing to prison of the reporters would be the nail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting on alleged chemical weapons factory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:40pm by Reuters

    ... in the country's central region where the military facility is located, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. New Light of Myanmar said additional charges under the Official Secrets Act included "trespassing on the restricted area of the factory". Government spokesman Ye Htut told local media last week that the factory did not produce chemical weapons. The Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429023/myanmar-journalists-trial-reporting-alleged-chemical-weapons-factory
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees five political prisoners under Thein Sein pardon

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... on a list held by the Political Prisoners Scrutinising Committee, said Bo Kyi, a committee member. He added that more people were expected to be freed next week. "We welcome the presidential ... them dropped. The pardon may not cover all prisoners listed by the committee as political detainees, as some were also convicted of other crimes such as murder, he said. Since Thein Sein became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1394371/myanmar-frees-five-political-prisoners-under-thein-sein-pardon
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... organisations including The World Association of Newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders issued statements strongly condemning the prison sentence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1399741/myanmar-press-stage-rare-protest-against-journalists-conviction
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar committee to ‘grant liberty’ to dissidents

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s leader has set up a committee to review political prisoner cases “to grant them liberty”, state media said Thursday, in a rare direct ... of conscience” among those jailed- many for several years or more- and work towards their release. The committee members are yet to be picked, but will be made up of government representatives as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145324/myanmar-committee-grant-liberty-dissidents
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... with the international community and during ethnic minority peace negotiations. Ye Aung, a representative of former political prisoners on the committee in charge of reviewing the status of detained dissidents, said some of those freed had been convicted under the new quasi-civilian government. At least one released inmate was jailed over demonstrations against a Chinese-backed copper mine in central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356646/myanmar-frees-69-political-prisoners
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... activists, journalists, politicians and even comedians, were under detention. Many were subjected to torture. A committee appointed by Thein Sein assesses the cases of remaining detainees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378467/myanmar-releases-41-political-prisoners-government-amnesty
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN urges Myanmar to give Rohingya Muslims citizenship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:08pm by Associated Press in United Nations

    ... Associated Press in United Nations The General Assembly’s human rights committee passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give the stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship ... of the president’s office, Major Zaw Htay, said steps were being taken to address the issue, and the opposition party headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi accused the rights committee of “interfering” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361168/un-urges-myanmar-give-rohingya-muslims-citizenship
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rioting in central Myanmar leaves at least 10 dead

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhist monk among dead as row at gold shop owned by Muslim triggers torching of buildings 10 killed after dispute sparks rioting A dispute between a Muslim gold-shop owner and customers in central Myanmar led to rioting in which at least 10 people died. President's office director Major Zaw Htay said those hurt on Wednesday in Meikhtila town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1196555/rioting-meikhtila-town-central-myanmar-leaves-least-10-dead

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