Genocide Emergency: Burkina Faso

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

(Bangkok and Geneva, July 5, 2019)— The Government of India should prevent forced returns of refugees from Myanmar, Fortify Rights said in a short video today. Fortify Rights received mobile-phone footage showing Indian security forces dragging an unknown Rakhine refug...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release two Reuters journalists arrested on December 12, Fortify Rights said today. This case is the latest example of a wider and targeted crackdown on the news media by Myanmar authorities.
 
At th...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Myanmar authorities should immediately release a detained 14-year-old ethnic Ta’ang boy and urgently investigate allegations that military officials tortured him in detention, Fortify Rights said today. The Shan State Namhsan Township Court on October 30 sentenced Mai...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups should immediately cease using antipersonnel landmines, and the Government of Myanmar should ratify the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, said Fortify Rights today. Two ethnic Ta’ang civilians died from injuries sustained by landmine ex...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Myanmar authorities should drop charges against ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and immediately and unconditionally free him, said Fortify Rights today. The Sittwe Township Court in Rakhine State will deliver its verdict on the charges tomorrow, Oc...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Myanmar authorities should immediately drop charges against journalist Swe Win, who was arrested by police at Yangon International airport last night, July 30, said Fortify Rights today. The authorities released Swe Win on bail today. 

Swe Win is the fifth journa...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thai authorities and Thammakaset Company Limited should immediately drop criminal defamation complaints against 14 migrant workers from Myanmar who alleged serious labor rights violations, Fortify Rights said today. The Don Muang Magistrates Court in Bangkok will hold...

Monday, July 3, 2017

Myanmar Army soldiers arbitrarily detained and tortured dozens of civilians from a village in northern Shan State last week, said Fortify Rights today. Residents of the village later found the dead body of one of the men who had been taken by the military.
 
“The autho...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Myanmar: Government to Investigate Torture Video

Ensure impartial investigation, account for well-being of victims

—Fortify Rights welcomes the announcement by the Government of Myanmar to investigate human rights violations by Myanmar Army soldiers following a video tha...