28 Sep 2010
Thailand-based magazine, "Irrawaddy", which is a leading critic of the Burmese junta, reported that its website has been under attack since midnight of Monday, 27 September 2010.
28 Sep 2010
On 26 September, three years will have passed since Burma’s military regime began its bloody crackdown on the Saffron Revolution. The spirit of the monk-led Saffron Revolution that moved hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life, particularly young generation of Burma to hold protests throughout the country and inspired hundreds of solidarity events around the globe.
24 Sep 2010
On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the “Saffron Revolution”, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar government to immediately and unconditionally free all political prisoners arrested for their peaceful activism.
3 Sep 2010
Amnesty International is calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution ensuring the urgent establishment of an international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations committed in Myanmar, including crimes against humanity and possible war crimes.
2 Sep 2010
The Burma Army continues to launch deliberate military attacks that target civilians and undermine humanitarian conditions in upland areas of Karen State, according to the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), which today released the report Self-protection under strain: Targeting of civilians and local responses in northern Karen State. Drawing on over 212 interviews and 85 field documents submitted by KHRG field researchers since January 2009, the report makes clear that civilians contending with attacks need increased humanitarian support. This support must be designed to strength
31 Aug 2010
In barely two months time elections will be held in Burma generating significant attention worldwide. The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced on 13th August that the “multiparty elections in Burma will be held on November 7, 2010.” There have been a number of developments in the days preceding the announcement of the Election date, which deserves serious attention from all democracy supporting citizens of the world.
19 Jun 2010
Burma’s democratically elected legitimate leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be 65 on 19 June 2010, yet spending another birthday under house arrest. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi compassionately urged the people of free world to use your liberty to promote Burma’s freedom. She said that
12 May 2010
Amnesty International Briefing The following remarks were given by Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International’s Myanmar Researcher, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, on 11 May 2010.
1 May 2010
The Magway Division Court upheld on 28 April 2010 a lower court's conviction of Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) reporter Hla Hla Win and her 27-year prison term.
19 Mar 2010
On February 25th 2010, in Pak Nam sub-district, Ranong province, soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division fired on a pickup truck carrying 13 undocumented migrant workers from Burma, resulting in the deaths of three migrant children. Those killed were a three or four year old, six or seven year old girl, and a 16-year-old boy. Five others were also injured during the shooting .
13 Mar 2010
As speculated by the international community, the Burmese military regime has promulgated the election law in an exclusive, undemocratic manner. It is now expected that the referees of the electoral competition, or so called Union Election Commission (UEC), will be handpicked by the regime to ensure regime nominees gain office.
12 Mar 2010
Two more workers’ strikes are set to take place in Rangoon as calls for the legal formation of labour unions in Burma gather momentum.