Burma Govt Still Arresting Political Activists – 59 Remain In The Country’s Prisons

May 28, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Despite the much-lauded government reforms by the international community and President U Thein Sein’s 2013 promise to release all political prisoners, Burma’s military backed government is still clamping down on voices critical of the government, including political act... Read more ►

Burma’s Draconian Protest Laws Repress Dissent

April 28, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Campaign UK, a human rights advocacy organisation, has called for Burma’s President to release the country’s remaining political prisoners and repeal Article 18 of the controversial Peaceful Procession and Peaceful Assembly Law, claiming that the law is being used ... Read more ►

Burma Arresting Political Activists, Despite Presidential Promise

March 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A report by a political prisoner advocacy group has condemned the government’s ongoing arrest of political opponents. The Association Assisting Political Prisoners (AAPP) point out that Burma’s President, U Thein Sein has failed to deliver on his promise to the internati... Read more ►

Nelson Mandela – A Man Of The People

December 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Nelson Mandela, the inspirational figure of Africa’s struggle for freedom and the hero to millions around the world, has died at the age of 95 in the company of his family at home in Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela’s death was announced to the world by South Africa’s curr... Read more ►

Activists Fined Under Section 18 Law

December 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Burma courts fine Kachin peace activists 40,000 Kyat for violating a controversial protest law that critics claim is used to gag political dissent. The two activists were charged under Section 18 of Burma’s Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law. They were fined on ... Read more ►

69 Political Prisoners Freed, Includes Naw Ohn Hla

November 19, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Burma’s President, U Thein Sein, amnesty on November 15 saw the release of 69 political prisoners, including Naw Ohn Hla. Naw Ohn Hla who was imprisoned for two years because of her involvement in leading protests against the Letpadaung Copper Mining Project, a Chinese cop... Read more ►

Human Rights Activist Kept in Prison

November 12, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The human rights activist, Kyaw Hla Aung, is still in prison after being arrested over three months ago. Amnesty International claim he is innocent of any charges laid by authorities and Kyaw Hla Aung is a target because of his political activism and his links to the interna... Read more ►

56 political prisoners freed, but Section 18 law stays in place

October 15, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Saw Blacktown

In a move praised by local and international rights groups, Burma’s government, led by ex-general Thein Sein, has released 56 political prisoners. However, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) noted in a statement to the media that 133 political prison... Read more ►

Burma’s Protest Laws Used To Jail Peaceful Protestors

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown and Karen News

The use of ‘section 18’ – also known as the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law – to punish and restrict activist’s highlights the lack of rule of law in Burma, with the Burma based human rights group the Assistant Association for Political Prison... Read more ►

Burma clamps down on local protests as multinational developments go ahead

October 2, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Karen News

The jailing of 10 activists by Burma’s government was slammed by regional human rights groups who accused the government of muscling out local villagers in favor of multinational development projects. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), that repr... Read more ►

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